Fans unhappy with Phillies' game times

October 5, 2009 8:21:20 PM PDT
Inside JP Henry's draft house a small crowd of regulars enjoy a cold one and some pool.

A similar scene is expected Wednesday night. And manager, Steve Walsh, says that's unfortunate. It seems local bar and restaurant owners got unlucky when the Phillies were scheduled to play game 1 and 2 in the afternoon.

"It's going to kill us. You have an evening game. Everybody's off work. Everyone comes in. We run the specials. It's a great time. 230 in the afternoon is a little tough."

And unless they work the graveyard shift, it seems most fans are not happy either.

While many bar and restaurant owners are missing an opportunity, those who want to go to the game are finding some relative bargains compared to last year. Ticket supply is up meaning prices are down.

"I would think there are going to be a few empty seats in the stadium just because people are not going to be able to make the game," said Alex Chambers of Stubhub.com.

The average price of a ticket on Stubhub is about $130, down from $150. If you scroll through the company's website you'll find standing room only tickets for as low as $75.

It seems the proverb one man's loss is another man's gain is fitting when it comes to game 1 and 2 of the Phillies divisional series.

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