NLCS tickets in Philly averaging $249

Updated information on the price of tickets for the Phillies-Dodgers series should move in the morning. StubHub's release sent out Monday morning pegged the average price for the four possible games at Citizens Bank Park was $249. The get-in-the gate price was around $165.

Breaking down the games, tickets for Game 1 on Thursday night were averaging $241 and for Game 2 were averaging $256. They go up a couple of dollars for Game 6 on Friday, Oct. 17, and peak at $266 for the possible Game 7 on Saturday, Oct. 18

The most expensive ticket sold was $995 for Game 1 in the Diamond Club behind home plate. The least expensive that's been sold for Game 1 has been $75.

All of this was happening as the stock market was going in the tank, but as StubHub spokesman Sean Pate noted in an e-mail: "People will skimp on what is disposable or luxury like $4 coffee or expensive Friday night dinners. But the Phillies in the NLCS comes along once a decade so that’s not something to pass on. Most of the major sporting events will see this same effect."

Assuming you can get a cheap flight, those tickets at Dodger Stadium for Games 3, 4 and 5 are a bargain compared to what they are going for here. The average price was $154, the most for Game 3 ($161) and the least for Game 4 ($144). Someone had bought a ticket for $30 to sit in the leftfield pavilion to watch Game 3. The high for Game 3 was $2500 for a seat in the Dugout Club.

Locally, Bryan Abrams of B&B Tickettown in Wilmington said as of Monday afternoon that they still had a few tickets remaining.