Sunday, November 29, 2015

Available tix dwindling for Game 3

Looks like availability for Game 3 tix are down to a few hundred. Prices have locke din around $860 on average. Meanwhile, the teams, complex and city prepare for a wild weekend around the complex.

Available tix dwindling for Game 3

Tickets ranges for World Series games in Philly go from $250 for a spot in the leftfield deck for Game 4, to $59,999 for a seat behind the Phillies dugout for Game 5. StubHub reports that around 200 tickets remained as of noon Friday.
Tickets ranges for World Series games in Philly go from $250 for a spot in the leftfield deck for Game 4, to $59,999 for a seat behind the Phillies dugout for Game 5. StubHub reports that around 200 tickets remained as of noon Friday.

Prices to this weekend's World Series games at Citizens Bank Park remain on a straight line with little variance. Average cost as of noon for the three games is $860, right in the ballpark of where it has been for more than a week. Saturday's tickets, despite the forecast, seem to have the highest demand, with those selling for an average of $876. Tickets for Sunday has been selling for an average of $856 and for Monday fall off to $833. The only way that last night changes significantly is if the Phils win the first two games at home and that becomes their first opporuntiy to clinch.

Tickets ranges for games in Philly go from $250 for a spot in the leftfield deck for Game 4 to $59999 for a seat behind the Phillies dugout for Game 5. StubHub reports that around 200 tickets remained as of noon today.

While the average for the games in Tampa is down below $400 ($389), the prices will trend up for Games 6 and 7, obviously both possible series enders. Tickets have sold for as low as $100 and as high as $6286. More than 2,000 remain for a potential Game 6 at Tropicana Field next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, I don't plan to make a practice of posting releases verbatim, but this one from the Philies covers a lot of ground about the next three days and overlaps a bit of what I posted yesterday:

Philadelphia sports and music fans will be experiencing a historic weekend with multiple events scheduled for the four venues in the Sports Complex.

Saturday, October 25:

* 4 p.m. - Flyers vs. New Jersey, Wachovia Center.

* 8 p.m. - World Series Game 3, Citizens Bank Park (sold out). All gates open at 5:30 p.m.

* 8 p.m. - Celtic Thunder Show, Wachovia Spectrum.

Sunday, October 26:

* 1 p.m. - Eagles vs. Atlanta, Lincoln Financial Field.

* 7:30 p.m. - The Who in Concert, Wachovia Center.  The show is expected to end at 10:30 p.m.

* 8 p.m. - World Series Game 4, Citizens Bank Park (sold out). All gates open at 5:30 p.m.


Additional steps are being taken to accommodate all fans.  It is strongly recommended that public transportation be taken, if possible, and particularly on Sunday when both the Phillies and Eagles play.  To accommodate fans taking public transportation, parking fees in Center City, Philadelphia will be reduced on Saturday and Sunday.  Fans are also urged to carpool.         

* Additional security and police will assist with parking and prompt exiting from the Sports Complex.
* Variable message boards will be located throughout the Sports Complex directing fans to available parking lots.
* SEPTA will provide additional service plus park and ride options.  For information about SEPTA’s Broad Street Line service, call (215) 580-7800 or visit

World Series Parking

Phillies fans who must drive are encouraged to park in the first available lot.  It is expected that Eagles fans who do not have tickets for the Phillies game will have exited from their parking spaces within one hour after the conclusion of the Eagles game.  Phillies fans should plan their arrival to the sports complex accordingly.  All lots are available for cash parking, except Lot P which is for preferred Phillies parking.

* Traffic tips and parking maps are available online at this link.
* Tailgating is not permitted in lots north of Pattison Avenue and west of Darien Street and will be strictly enforced. Holding additional spaces for tailgating or late arrival will be prohibited.

NFL Game Parking

Fans who do not have tickets to the World Series or The Who in Concert on Sunday are urged to leave all parking lots immediately following the conclusion of the Eagles’ NFL game.  Additional security and police will assist fans exiting the parking lots.

Weather Issues

The weather forecast for Saturday predicts a chance of rain for World Series Game 3.  Although unlikely, should Game 3 be rained out the game will take place on Sunday night.  Game 4, originally scheduled for Sunday, would be moved to Monday night.  Monday’s original Game 5 would be moved to Tuesday night.  Fans holding tickets to Games 3, 4 and/or 5 will follow the revised schedule.

Games 6 and 7, if necessary, will take place as originally scheduled for next Wednesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The decision on whether the game will be played is in the hands of Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

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