Sunday, December 28, 2014

Want a ticket for tonight? They're still out there

Still some ticket inventory remains for tonight's game.

Want a ticket for tonight? They're still out there

    Four hours before game time there are still tickets bouncing around out on the market.
    StubHub reports that more than 300 remain for tonight’s game, which starts at 6 o’clock. Prices for those tickets are averaging $149, only a couple dollars more than the average price for Game 1 tickets. Meanwhile, a representative from Wanamaker Tickets here in town said that they are looking at an inventory of 195 tickets, all of them infield amd Diamond Club seats. Paul Conoway said  a few minutes ago that average prices for tonight’s game are running a little higher than they did for yesterday’s game. He said the infield tickets are going for $185 and up, and Diamond Club tickets were starting at $350 a seat.
     Phillies tickets are running right in the middle of the range for Division Series games. Cubs tickets are at the top of the scale, at $298. Meanwhile, ticket prices for games in Tampa are averaging $95. StubHub reported that the least expensive ticket it saw sold for Game 1 at Citizens Bank Park went for $46 in the leftfield terrace deck, and the most expensive was $936 for a seat in the Diamond Club behind home plate.
     Inventory for Game 5 on Tuesday likely will remain at its present figure – around 3,400 tickets, according to StubHub – until Monday when fans know whether that game will need to be played.

Paul Vigna
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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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