Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Standing Room Tickets for Sold Out World Series Games Listed for $600+ on Stubhub

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 12:55 PM

click to enlarge screen_shot_2016-10-20_at_11.39.52_am.png

All of the World Series games at Progressive Field are sold out. And it all happened pretty quickly, which isn't surprising given season ticket holders (who could buy up to 8 seats), those with playoff priority, and the Indians Insiders who got a crack at seats yesterday. So when a very limited number of seats went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. this morning, it didn't take long for them to disappear. 

(There were apparently technical issues yesterday and today, it looks like. Multiple times, we and others got error messages and the system seemed generally overloaded. Again, not surprising, but definitely aggravating.)

Ticket prices were predictably steep, with standing room starting at $100 and the numbers climbing into the multiple hundreds from there.

Many of those tickets quickly appeared for sale on secondary markets. Prices there are beyond steep. Now, it's worth noting we're early in the process here and the market is bound to correct a little as Game One next Tuesday approaches, but so far SRO is being listed for $600+, six times face value. (One caveat on the market correction would be if the Cubs prevail over the Dodgers. Cub fans are more inclined to scoop up the pricey tickets given the proximity and the historical import of a South Side World Series berth.)

So you might not be able to make it in the doors for a home game, but the Tribe will be hosting watch parties for road games at the Jake. We'll update you on those details once the Tribe announces them.

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation