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World Series Game One Tickets Hot On Secondary Market, But Far Off '10 Pace

Tonight's Game One of the Rangers-Cardinals World Series remains the top-searched ticket on StubHub, MLB's official ticket reseller, but average listing prices for the opener at Busch Stadium show considerable decreases compared to last year' s Game One in S.F. Average prices for the opener last year hovered around $800, with standing-room tickets going for about $600. But last night, standing-room tickets were widely listed for less than $250 each, and lower-level tickets can be easily obtained for less than $500 each. In addition to the smaller media market, the Cardinals won the '06 World Series, likely creating less pent-up demand than that for the Giants, who did not win a World Series in 53 years of play in California until last year. The Cardinals yesterday sold through a small batch of tickets on the primary market, representing returns from other MLB clubs, in less than two hours.
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