Hottest Ticket in Town!

October 17, 2008 3:51:36 AM PDT
Ticket brokers we talked to say these World Series tickets are more in demand than tickets for the 2005 Super Bowl! We have good news and bad news. The good news is tickets are available. The bad news is you'll have to pay a pretty penny to get them. "This is amazing, I didn't think I'd be able to get these tickets," she said.

But Adrienne Marks is in fact going to the World Series.

She got two tickets for Sunday's Game 4 paying $300 a piece to watch from behind first base.

"I just feel really lucky," said Marks So does Jeremy Conaway.

The last time the Phillies were in the World Series he was a junior in high school.

"I'm totally psyched. I'm totally psyched," said Conaway.

Jeremy is celebrating a double win. The fabulous Phils and a booming business! His family operates Wanamaker Ticket Office.

"I was excited to come into work. We knew it would be busy the phones would be ringing off the hook," said Conaway.

Today, Action News found more than 2700 tickets still available even for Game 3 on Saturday night.

But - they may not last long and even if you buy now expect to pay a stiff mark-up. "Saturday right now the cheapest seat for standing room three to four to five-hundred-depending on where you buy the seat at," he said.

On Stubhub.com, the most expensive asking price is $50,000 to sit in the Hall of Fame Club for Game 4!

"The average price is about $850 for the tickets," said Alex Chambers with Stubhub.com "Any tickets that are purchased for games that don't happen are refunded," he added.

Stub-hub says so far the most anyone has paid for a single ticket is $6,000. The cheapest anyone has paid is $250.

For the adventurous fan you have another five and a half hours to enter the ticket lottery on the Tampa Bay Rays website. It closes at 11:59 tonight.

Boston Red Sox lottery tickets are already sold out.

Of course, you can also find tickets on Craig's list and eBay but be very, very careful of scams and counterfeit tickets.

Tips for buying tickets safely: Better Business Bureau
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