Monday, April 27, 2015

No shortage of Game 5 tix bargains

Some tickets are selling for below face value for Game 5 tomorrow

No shortage of Game 5 tix bargains

Well, Game 4 did one thing besides move the Phillies to a game away from a spot in the World Series. It also kept the average price of tickets lower than at any of the other three venues.

Average ticket prices for Game 4 were $102, and they are the same for Game 5 tomorrow night, according to StubHub's daily report. In fact, the average price of a ticket for the three games at Dodger Stadium is down to $114. In fact, the lowest priced ticket was for $5 to Game 3 for a spot in the upper deck. A number of seats are going for below face value, in the $16 to $20 range.

Meanwhile, neither the quantity (around 3,400) nor the average price ($252) has changed much at all for a possible Game 6 at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night.

In the other series, Game 4 tickets for tonight's game at Fenway Park are averaging $248, and Thursday's Game 5 tickets are sititng at $236.

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Ticket prices for the three potential World Series games in Philly, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, Sunday, Oct. 26, and Monday, Oct. 27, have sold for an average of $869. That's higher than Tampa and Los Angeles by a couple hundred dollars, and more than 100 dollars below the aveage price of a ticket for the four possible games at Fenway Park in Boston.

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Paul Vigna still has the seat he wrestled out of the concrete at Connie Mack Stadium parked in the finished basement, a 1980 Phillies championship mirror hanging above it. Now, why he’s kept an autograph of former Flyer Bruce Gamble on a sheet of Hockey Hall of Fame paper is another story. A native of Philly who grew up in Lansdale, he’s an assistant sports editor at the Daily News in charge of special projects who has written two columns related to sports and consumers: View From the Seats and Savvy Consumer.

Athletic contests were, for a long time, simply fun and games. Nowadays they’re just a small part of a sports entertainment industry that puts billions of dollars into play and a number of issues into motion. Moneyball indeed. You might be closer to the action than ever before, but that privilege comes at a price - and often it’s beyond what you can afford.

With that as the backdrop we’ll use this blog to dig out stories and swap advice about how the fan experience is changing and what it’s costing you now and in the future. Some of it will educate, some will let you vent. And in a sports panel format, it should allow for a consensus of opinion that can carry some weight.

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