PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The Phillies are going to the Fall Classic, so there’s a mad rush to find tickets to the World Series now.
South Philadelphia’s Billy Cheng was among the many on Monday.
“I’m trying to find tickets right now,” he said.
Berwyn’s Jay Moran goes into Game 3 on Monday.
“You can’t put it into words. You can’t. It’s incredible. This team is great. They all picked each other up,” he said.
The cheapest tickets on StubHub on Monday for Game 3 were more than $1,000, and prices are going up from there.
“The demand is extremely high – it’s the World Series. We catered to season ticket holders who had options to purchase late season tickets, MLB has theirs. Ticketing is very limited, especially for the World Series,” said John Weber, senior vice president of ticket operations for the Phillies.
The Phillies website is giving away around 20,000-25,000 tickets to all 3 home games but you have to register by 11:59pm Tuesday. Winners will be announced starting Wednesday.
“Overall same-day demand for the World Series is up 55% compared to last year,” said StubHub spokesperson Adam Budelli. “In the last 24 hours alone, we’ve seen a 280 percent increase in interest in the third game there in Philadelphia.”
Even with tickets not in sight, fans are hyped.
“I think they have so much energy, anything can happen,” said Feasterville’s Wendy Siwek.
For Joseph Sofia, who turned his Levittown home on Gridiron Road into a Phillies memorial, the team brought some joy back to the area.
A few days ago he used a projector to shine the Phillies logo on his house and bushes for the whole neighborhood to see.
“There’s something beautiful in the world that we can all stand behind and feel good about being in Philadelphia again,” Sofia said.
And if you’re considering catching a flight to Houston, be prepared to pay.
“I checked this morning and I was able to see flights that departed between $300 and $400 on Thursday and went up to over $1,000 round trip,” said AAA spokeswoman Jana Tidwell. “The fare will change. He will change drastically.”
The advice of the experts is to book sooner rather than later.
“Pay the few extra dollars for either a fully refundable ticket or a ticket you can use at a later date if something happens and you can’t travel,” Tidwell said. “I definitely recommend travel insurance but you need to understand what is covered as every policy is completely different. I haven’t seen any peaks in terms of hotels or car rentals, everything seems status quo or normal. But as inventory gets tighter, we’ll see those prices go up as well.”
Incidentally, the cheapest tickets for Game 1 in Houston on Monday were around $500.
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