Average ticket resale price for World Series tops $1,000

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Life Comes Next Moment: World Series set
Friday October 17th, 2014

The average resale price for tickets to Games 1 and 2 of the World Series has reached $1,048, according to ticket search engine SeatGeek.

The tickets have reached prices approximately $300 higher in Kansas City than in cities that have previously held the World Series.

According to Eric Fisher of SportsBusiness Journal, standing room, no-seat tickets for the games are currently selling for around $600. Fisher added that the average resale prices were the highest ever tracked by SeatGeek.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports spoke to a ticket broker in Kansas City:

"There just aren't a lot of tickets on the market," said Jeff Goodman, the president of Kansas City-based Goody Tickets. "We already sold two-thirds of what we own. That's pretty quick.

"Somebody asked me today if they're going to come down to $300 or $400, and I said no way."

According to Passan, this year's prices exceed the previous high, $888 per ticket in San Francisco in 2010, by almost $100 per ticket, adjusted for inflation.

Get-in, standing room tickets in San Francisco, which has a 3-1 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS, are currently under $400 per ticket.

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Should the World Series stretch to six or seven games, ticket prices are expected to climb further.

The Giants stretched their series lead to 3-1 after a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday. The teams meet again for Game 5 on Thursday in San Francisco.

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