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Tigers Sell Out 10,000 World Series Tickets In 30 Minutes

Tigers Fans Snap Up Allotment Of 10,000
World Series Tickets In 30 Minutes
The Tigers sold their allotment of 10,000 World Series tickets — priced from $75-250 –- within 30 minutes of making them available yesterday morning, according to Fred Girard of the DETROIT NEWS. MLBAM CEO Bob Bowman said that the 10,000 tickets the Tigers sold to the general public “were double the number any other team allowed.” Girard notes “scores of tickets went up for resale Monday through the Tigers’ exchange program — a desirable way to go because the transaction is handled by the team’s box office.” By 5:00pm ET, a total of 212 tickets were available for Saturday’s Game One, with an average asking price of $3,058. At StubHub.com, “hundreds of tickets” were up for sale yesterday. StubHub PR Dir Sean Pate said, “We’re being hit hard — sales are through the roof.” Girard notes a four-seat package to Game Two sold on eBay yesterday for $3,350 after 54 bids. Later in the day, “sellers were asking minimum bids of $7,000 for four tickets.” A corporate suite for Sunday’s game started at $21,000. Meanwhile, Bowman noted the Tigers’ Web site is “getting three million visitors a day now, about 15 times what it got during the regular season” (DETROIT NEWS, 10/17).

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