Demand is up for Yankees World Series tickets. Via Neil Best -
The Yankees have won the World Series at home only three times in the past half century – and never, of course, at the new Yankee Stadium.
So it is no surprise that fans eager to witness history have been driving up the price of tickets to Game 6 since it became clear the Phillies would win Monday and force the teams to return to the Bronx.
Until Monday, the average sales price for Game 6 on StubHub.com was $814. The average for tickets sold yesterday was $1,044 as of late morning.
Other sites saw comparable price rises. The game was on its way to beating Game 2 as the highest-grossing event in StubHub history.
Might prices fall as game time approaches Wednesday night? Not necessarily. That did happen for Game 1, on a misty night. For Game 2, prices rose on game day.
Just imagine if there’s a Game Seven. The last time the Yankees played a Game Seven in the World Series at home? October 10, 1957. Needless to say, that was not a good day.
The last time the Yankees played a Game Seven in the World Series at home where New York won the game? October 6, 1947. Yeah, nineteen-forty-seven.
Whoooa, that was a looooong time agooooo….eh?