Phillies phever grips Philly

PHILADELPHIA - October 6, 2008 - With few exceptions callers to Hot Seat Tickets in Pennsauken on Monday were looking for Phillies playoff tickets.

The Phillies will face the Dodgers at home for the first two games on Thursday and Friday before moving on to Los Angeles.

Season ticket holders had first dibs on playoff tickets. Those sold through an online lottery for both games are gone.

So, that brings fans hungry to attend to online brokers. Action News found prices from $162 for two standing room tickets, to more than $1,500 for Diamond Club seats behind on home plate.

Some sellers on Stub Hub were asking for more than $2,600.

Despite those prices, ticket broker L.D. Boone says the average prices are actually down, and he blames the economy.

"In the past, to get in to Thursday and Friday's game you'd spend $200 to $250," Boone said. "This year you can get in for under $200."

Some fans say its hard to justify hundreds of dollars for tickets.

"I'd go up to $100," said Ivy LaFontano of South Philadelphia. "I'd stop there, though."

"My husband went online, we looked at the tickets, but the prices were way too high, though," said Deanna Cimini of South Philadelphia. "My son wanted to go also, and we can't afford that."

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