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

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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.

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