Supply scarce, prices high in Braves’ public sale of World Series tickets

Credit: Hyosub Shin

Credit: Hyosub Shin

Braves fans continued to scramble for tickets to World Series games at Truist Park, finding little availability and high prices when the team put an “extremely limited” number of seats on sale online to the general public Tuesday.

Many fans seeking tickets at the 10 a.m. starting time of the public sale found more than 2,000 others ahead of them in a queue. The Braves’ Ticketmaster site showed a price range of $350 to $1,180. Some fans reported being offered upper-level seats as high as $820 and standing-room-only tickets for $350.

Within 30 minutes, the site showed Friday’s Game 3, which will be the Braves’ first World Series home game since 1999, “sold out now,” adding fans should “check back soon.” Shortly thereafter, the same advisory appeared for the other World Series games at Truist Park: Saturday’s Game 4 and Sunday’s if-necessary Game 5.

Meanwhile, tickets remained available on the secondary (resale) market for those willing to pay steep prices to attend the series between the National League-champion Braves and the American League-champion Houston Astros.

At mid-day Tuesday, a spokeswoman for StubHub said the official fan-to-fan ticket marketplace of MLB had more than 3,100 tickets available for Friday’s game, starting at $947 and averaging $1,635. StubHub had more than 2,700 tickets listed for Saturday’s game, starting at $999 and averaging $1,718, she said.

A spokesman for another secondary-market site, Vivid Seats, said tickets listed there started at $868 for Game 3 as of early Tuesday afternoon.

At the top end of the price spectrum, one seller on StubHub was seeking $12,249 apiece for four seats in the Truist Club section directly behind home plate.

Games 1 and 2 and (if necessary) 6 and 7 of the World Series are being played in Houston, where secondary-market prices have been considerably lower. Six hours before Tuesday night’s Game 1 at Minute Maid Park, some sellers were asking $385 for upper-level outfield corner seats.

Prices on the secondary market fluctuate frequently, rising or falling depending on supply and demand.

Braves season-ticket holders had an opportunity earlier to buy tickets from the team to all postseason home games.