Tonight’s Game Perhaps the Most Expensive Baseball Game Ever

Tonight, the Boston Red Sox play the St. Louis Cardinals at Boston’s Fenway Park, and some of the people I trust to evaluate the true value of the tickets in the secondary market are suggesting that it’s getting pretty crazy. Jeff Passan at Yahoo brings it together here.

Here’s the key tidbit:

“By early afternoon, the average resale price for tickets sold stood at $1,024 per ticket, according to SeatGeek. Remaining ticket inventory on Internet sites was even heftier: an average of $2,186 apiece, according to, more than $300 apiece higher than a few hours earlier.”

Why? Well, why does anybody do anything crazy? But if you want an explanation, it’s because if the Red Sox win tonight, it will be the first time they have won a World Series in front of the home fans since the Woodrow Wilson administration.

Witnessing history (or potentially witnessing history) has value.

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