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11,252 (Game 1 ALCS tickets available on Stubhub)


Maybe it's that its hard to see the ALCS in concrete terms when you still don't know who you are playing, or when.  But, assuming that approximately 50,000 tickets have been sold for game 1 ALCS inclusive of standing room, approximately 22% of the entire inventory of tickets for the game is currently available for purchase on Stubhub. And that is just one source, albeit the largest.  At least several thousand more are listed on one of the ticket broker sites I checked.  While my understanding is that the ticket brokers share inventory management among themselves, they generally don't share inventory with Stubhub.  Considering those as well, the percentage of tickets presently for sale is in the range of 30%.

Here are some highlights of what is available

SRO-  277 tickets available at prices ranging from $57.74 to $200 with a price mid-point of $77.00

3rd Deck, Upper Home Run Porch, Bleachers-  5,459 tickets available at prices ranging from $64.95 to $1000 with an approximatel mid-point of $115.  This would generally correspond to the lower priced seats, furthest from home plate, either on the third deck or in the outfield.

Lower Reserved, Corner Box, Lexus Club Terrace-  2,862 seats available at prices ranging from $130, to one hopeful fellow who priced his pair in corner box for $9999.00.  The mid-point of list prices for this medium grade level of seating which includes lower level and second level outfield seating is approximately $210.

Lexus Club Box, Lexus Cub Infield.  Lower Box, Lower Infield, Premium Infield, VIP Infield, Commissioner's Box, Home Plate Seats and Cuervo Club- 2,443 seats available at prices ranging from $150 to $9999 with a midpoint of $315.  Although a few seats in this category, particularly in the last couple of rows of the 100s level seats may have partially obstructed views, as a group this is the very best seating available at the ballpark.

Undoubtedly some of the completely non-competitive listing are by people who plan to use their tickets unless they can get "crazy money" for them or who are just parking them at a ridiculously high price until they decide if they have any real interest in selling.I would also expect that as prices for premium seats get closer to the $150+ that the Rangers sold the lower box and better seats to the general public, and especially at the $100 and up prices they sold season ticket holders their own premium seats that there will be a lot of demand from friends, neighbors and co-workers of persons holding the tickets, so lots of tickets may ultimately change hands outside of Stubhub.  But, considering that Game 1 could be as little as two days and a few hours away, it's going to be very interesting to see what happens to buyers and sellers over the next couple of days.

I'll report back tomorrow.    

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