Several New York Yankees fans were shut out from buying World Series tickets yesterday morning, October 28, even though many of them had camped out at the box office in front of Yankee Stadium overnight.
According to the Associated Press (AP) report below, fans were told that tickets would be available at 9am for last night’s Game 1 of the World Series against the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies, but just after 9am they were told there were told to go home, no tickets were available.
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No explanation was given, but according to AP most of the tickets went to season ticket holders. Yankees officials did not return a message seeking comment.
“One of the guards came out here and saying that they have tickets, five seconds later they don’t have tickets,” Yankee fan Rich Bory told AP.
Game 2 is tonight at Yankee Stadium, and according to ticket search engine FanSnap, prices for the least expensive tickets on the secondary ticket market were $395 each as of this morning. Prices, on average, climbed significantly from Wednesday to Thursday morning, except for some of the most expensive premium seats above the dugouts, which saw resale prices drop slightly.
Main suite level seat prices doubled to more than $2,700 each within a 12-hour span, according to FanSnap.