Ticket prices for this year’s Belmont Stakes have hit a five-year low, according to data from TiqIQ.
The average price of a ticket for the Stakes was just $49.01 this year, according to data obtained by CNBC.
That’s down more than 75 percent from last year, when fans paid an average of $214.50 to see American Pharoah become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed completed the illustrious achievement in 1978.
Based on bottom-dollar ticket prices, it’s about 80 percent cheaper to get into the race this year than it was in 2015. This year's cheapest tickets went for about $9, compared to $44 last year.
Top dollar prices are down even further. This year, the most expensive ticket is about $222, down from $4,374 in 2015. That drop marks a 95 percent decrease.
This year’s race also marks just the second time in that span that no horse enters the race without a chance to complete a Triple Crown. The last time that happened, in 2013, average ticket prices dipped down to $87.81.
The high-water mark over that span came in 2014, when fans paid an average of $380.80 to see California Chrome attempt to complete the Triple Crown. He finished fourth in the race.
This year’s average ticket prices are nearly 87 percent cheaper than they were in 2014.
TiqIQ is a ticket marketplace and search engine that also tracks pricing data across several services.