Fans still can find World Series tickets at a nice price
Philadelphia Daily News
November 2, 2009
Ticket prices for the Fall Classic have cooled significantly in the past 24 hours as averages continue to fall - much to the delight of fans hoping to secure a ticket to tonight's Game 5 and beyond.
According to the latest trends from StubHub, fans have been paying an average price of $523, a sizable decrease from the $900 average folks shelled out just a few days earlier. Game 5 holds the highest average of the next three possible games, averaging $903, followed by Game 6 ($790) and Game 7 ($710).
"Honestly, I think people know that Game 5 could be the clincher of the Series," said Christian Anderson of FanSnap.com, a search engine that lists trends in ticket sales and directs fans to seller sites. "That could be the reason that in spite of the decrease we are seeing that Game 5 ticket is still holding steady."
On StubHub, prices for a ticket at Citizens Bank Park have ranged from $68 (Terrace Level) to $4,390 (Section 134). The site listed 5,923 tickets for tonight, while more than 15,000 total still remain for possible Game 6 (6,397) and Game 7 (8,643) in the Bronx.
Joellen Ferrer, StubHub's corporate communications director, noted the tale of a lucky fan who not only made out with great tickets, but at a great price, by waiting - then pouncing on a pair at the perfect time.
"One lucky fan scored a pair of tickets [for Saturday's Game 3] for $68 apiece to sit in the Terrace Level above home plate," Ferrer wrote. "It certainly pays to wait it out for those fans that aren't determined to go to the World Series, but see it as more of 'nice to have' at a certain price."