World Series tickets for games at Coors Field go on sale online only on Monday, but those that have had season tickets got a stab early on for the Fall Classic.
That has created a feeding frenzy in the secondary ticket sale market, thus creating skyrocketing prices. As reported on the Denver Post:
Days before World Series seats at Coors Field go on sale to the general public, ticket brokers and "marketplaces" such as StubHub and TicketsNow are already offering spots at the big games. The prices, though, range from about $400 for a Rockpile seat - which is a $65 face value for the World Series and a $4 ticket during the regular season - to nearly $6,000 for the best seats.
As further reported, the Rockies now have the distinction of prices and interest normally seen in larger markets:
StubHub, TicketsNow and other sites were seeing brisk business Thursday. Sean Pate, a StubHub spokesman, said Rockies World Series tickets are the hottest seller on the site, with an average sale price of about $750 and a high-seller of about $3,000.
On TicketsNow, another large secondary marketplace, the average sale price was about $800.
Will the stands be filled with stately or snobby fans, as the average fan is priced out? We’ll see on the 27th when the schedule shifts from whoever wins the ALCS and first game is played at Coors Field.
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