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SBD/October 27, 2010/Events
WS Game One Tix Still Drawing Top Rates On Secondary Market
Published October 27, 2010
Ticket demand for tonight's Rangers-Giants World Series Game One remains very high, with the game remaining among StubHub's top-selling events for a third consecutive day yesterday. Secondary market prices remain at about $800 per ticket, with standing room ticket listings now having creeped up to $600 each, up from $420 each at the beginning of the week. Giants Managing VP/Ticket Sales & Services Russ Stanley said last night demand in his office for tickets for tonight's game and Game Two tomorrow were the most intense in his 20 years with the club. "There's definitely a lot more pressure than in '02 [the Giants' last World Series appearance]. Our Rolodexes are all a lot bigger than they were back then, and everybody with the club is hearing from a lot of people we haven't heard from in a long time. And it's definitely different than '07 [when the Giants hosted the MLB All-Star Game]. We had a slightly bigger season-ticket base then, but we also had a much longer lead time to deal with demand for that. This is obviously so intense now, dealing with everything in basically a five-day window. ... But I wouldn't trade this, even with the pressure, for anything. It's absolutely what we all work toward." Stanley said he personally received more than 400 e-mail requests for tickets immediately after the Giants clinched the NL pennant on Saturday. "I had a lot of trouble getting it below 280 or so on Monday. I'd clear one out, and another would come in. [Tuesday] was a little better. It's more about fine tuning everything now." Stanley added he is now pushing a lot of requests to StubHub, MLB's official fan-to-fan marketplace.