At 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, Stubhub sent me a message.
“It’s game day, Dodgers fans,” said the header on the email. “Be there live!”
I opened the message and got this:
“World Series tickets are just taps away!”
Dodger Stadium, along with a list of tickets for sale.
The cheapest ticket was $882, and it was at the top of the stadium. I clicked, and I was too late.
“Someone else just bought this ticket,” said a pop-up.
Two hours later, I saw three tickets listed for $735 apiece. Please notice that I said “tickets” and not “seats.” They were listed on Stubhub as “Top Deck Standing Room Only.”
Is this insane?
Yes, but baseball is business, especially in October. So who can be surprised that average working stiffs are priced out of the first World Series games in Los Angeles in 29 years?
Prices are so high, three people were raising money for tickets on Gofundme, according to a spokesperson for the fundraising site.
By midday, $2,740 had been raised for a preschool teacher and “HUGE Dodger fan” named Mrs. Brown.
Another listing said that a woman named Donna Marie lost her Dodger-loving father this year and had raised $2,310 to buy tickets for herself, her husband and “the spirit of her
Article source: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-lopez-dodgers-tickets-20171024-story.html
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