While tickets to the MLB All Star Game aren’t on sale to the general public yet, Cleveland Indians season ticket holders are already hoping to cash in their tickets.
According to Fox Cleveland, the Indians were given 21,000 of the 35,000 total ticket allotment for July’s Midsummer Classic, yet about 90 to 95 percent of those tickets are already accounted for by season ticket holders. Mark Klang, president of Amazing Tickets, told Fox that lower level seats are approximately $1400 or more, and “a lot of season ticket holders are looking to cash in and sell both the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.” Right now, some All-Star tickets are online for about $400, he said.
StubHub currently lists tickets starting at $425, Vivid Seats for $415, and TicketNetwork for $412.
There is no set date for when these will be available to the public, but some fans are saying they’d be willing to buy the tickets. One fan, Craig Bogart of Columbus, Ohio, told Fox he would pay if he could score tickets around $250 to $300 each “just to have a chance to go see the All-Star Game.”
Klang, however, believes that the game isn’t a hot commodity for most people since Cleveland is not “one of the most desirable cities for folks to come and vacation [to].” Additionally, Progressive Field, where the game will be held, is a smaller stadium, only holding about 34,000 seats, Klang said, and this is the sixth time the city will host the game.
The 90th MLB All-Star game is set to take place on Tuesday, July 9.