The Curse of the Bambino was no joke…
Red Sox fans are paying a pretty penny all for the honor to witness a potential World Series game clinched in Fenway. The last time the Sox won a World Series in Boston was almost 100 years ago, so suffice to say there’s history behind this.
In the wake of the Sox’s game 5 victory in St Louis ticket prices soared to the stratosphere. Seats close to the field are well over the $1000 mark.
Darren Rovell of ESPN reported the following the following, via Sports-King:
Bleacher seats to the game, which could have been had for $300 last week, were selling for $1,100 on Tuesday morning. On Monday night, someone who wanted two of the best seats in the house paid $24,000 on StubHub for a pair of tickets in the first row in a dugout box between home plate and one of the on-deck circles.
Jim Holzman of Ace Ticket, a Boston-based brokerage, said fans began buying tickets in earnest Monday night after the Red Sox scored in the top of the first inning during their 3-1 Game 5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. “Prices were going up $50 an inning, bleacher seats that were $625 when the game started were at $900 by game’s end. Field boxes to Game 6 that were selling for $1,400 were $1,900 by the time Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester walked off the mound in the eighth inning.
The Sox swept their opponents in their last World Series wins, and now fans are drooling over the opportunity to see a Series clenched at home.
Surely, something the fans in Boston have waited generations to see.