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SBD/Issue 31/Events & Attractions
StubHub Seeing Strong Ticket Prices For World Series Games
Published October 25, 2010
|World Series Tickets Reaching Record Rates
On Secondary Sites, Including StubHub
The upcoming Giants-Rangers World Series is tracking as the hottest selling Fall Classic ever for StubHub, baseball's official fan-to-fan ticket marketplace. As of late last night, games in both S.F. and Arlington were the top-selling events on StubHub for the prior 24 hours, with page views for ticket listings of the event doubling those of the days preceding the '09 World Series. Average pricing is nearly $800 per ticket for games at AT&T Park, up from $700 before the Giants won the NL crown Saturday. For the three games in Texas this weekend, StubHub purchasers had been paying $450 per ticket on a contingent basis prior to the club clinching the AL title. Since they won the pennant, however, that number has quickly soared to about $775 per ticket. The most-expensive ticket sold on StubHub for Game One Wednesday in S.F. has been a $6,112 Dugout Club seat behind home plate, while the most expensive buy for Game Three in Arlington was a $4,600 Premium Infield seat, also behind the plate. Listings for standing-room-only tickets for Game One are starting at $420, and at $500 for Game Three in Texas.