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Ticket prices to Game 5 in Busch Stadium drop dramatically

Posted October 28, 2013

ST. LOUIS • Game 5 just got cheaper. A ticket to Monday night's World Series matchup will still take a chunk out of fans' wallets, but online resellers dropped prices dramatically overnight because the game is no longer a possible clincher for the Cardinals, analysts say. Also, with tickets to games 3 and 4 selling for at least $300-$400, fans may not be willing to pay similarly high prices for a third consecutive game. According to TiqIQ.com, an aggregator of online ticket sales, the average ticket price dropped more than 40 percent overnight, from an average $841 per ticket to $480. On Monday morning, the cheapest price for a standing room-only ticket was being offered for about $170. The priciest ticket for a seat at Monday night's game had an asking price of more than $7,100. Prices are about 42 percent higher to see a World Series game at Fenway Park than at Busch Stadium, according to TiqIQ. Average ticket prices are about the same as last year's World Series, slightly higher than 2011 but still about 27 percent cheaper than the 2010 series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers, TiqIQ says. Actual seats in the right-field terrace for Monday's game were being offered on Stubhub.com for as low as $206 each.