Average World Series ticket: about $500
So, you didn't win the Rays ticket lottery, but you've just got to go.
The going rate online so far is about $520 for games in Tropiciana Field and about $630 for games in Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park, according to Mike Garvie, an account manager at www.ticketnetwork.com.
The online service www.stubhub.com produces a daily report about its ticket sales. It says says the average price for World Series tickets at Tropicana Field so far has been $499. The lowest ticket sold so far was a $200 upper deck seat, and the most expensive one was a game 1 seat behind home plate that went for $6,286.
The average price for tickets sold at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park so far is $854. The least expensive seat went for $250 in the outfield, and the most expensive one went for $5,999 for game 5 behind the Phillies' dugout.
Garvie said it's not unusual to find tickets selling for more in larger markets.
Curtis Krueger, Times staff writer