World Series Game 6 tickets break records

Fans hoping to witness Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday better be ready to pony up record-breaking amounts for the privilege.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy   |   Oct. 30, 2013 at 2:44 PM   |   0 comments

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(UPI) -- The Red Sox have the chance to win a World Series on their home field for the first time since 1918, and fans are paying a premium to be there to witness the action.

Ticket broker data and analysts say prices for a seat at Wednesday's Game 6 at Fenway Park in Boston are shaping up to be the most expensive ever for a baseball game: Standing room only tickets are starting at $900, while seats up front are going for $10,000 or more.

"The Red Sox have a chance to win a World Series in front of their home crowd for the first time since 1918," said Jim Holzman, president of Boston-based Ace Ticket. "Boston has the best baseball fans there are, and they want to be there to see this."

SeatGeek said the average resale price is $1,024, and those left are selling for an average $2,186.

Those numbers easily surpass the highest baseball sales: Game 1 of the 2010 World Series when the Texas Rangers faced the Giants in San Francisco. It also tops the highest prices for an NBA Finals game (Game 5, Celtics versus Lakers in 2010, averaged $660), and will likely pass the Stanley Cup Finals record (Game 6, Bruins versus the Canucks, averaged $1,080), too.

And while price would shoot up again for a potential Game 7, should the St. Louis Cardinals win Wednesday and force a winner-take-all finale, they still don't approach the stratospheric prices of Super Bowl seats. In 2011, tickets for a Packers victory over the Steelers went for a whopping $3,561 on average.

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