Braves’ home playoff opener nearing a sellout; standing-room tickets planned

The Braves’ first playoff game at SunTrust Park is nearing a sellout. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Braves showed only about 100 seats still available on Ticketmaster’s website for Sunday night’s National League Division Series game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

That will be Game 3 of the best-of-five series after the first two games are played in Los Angeles on Thursday and Friday nights. 

The Braves plan to put standing-room-only tickets for Sunday’s 8:07 p.m. game on sale Wednesday, with more details to come.

Game 4, if needed, will be played Monday at SunTrust Park. The Braves have more seats still available for Monday’s game than for Sunday’s, mostly above the outfield corners and in the upper deck around the infield. 

On the secondary market, tickets also are available for both games on various resale sites at a wide range of prices and seat locations, as usual.

One such site, StubHub, said it has 5,469 tickets to Sunday’s game listed for resale at an average price of $104. The get-in – lowest – price on its site as of Tuesday was $63, according to StubHub.

For NLDS single-game tickets bought from the Braves through Ticketmaster, the team used “dynamic pricing,” meaning prices for the same seat could rise or fall depending on supply and demand.

The Braves last were in the playoffs in 2013, when they lost to the Dodgers in four games in the Division Series. The first two games of that series were played at the Braves’ former home Turner Field. Game 1 drew 43,021, short of Turner Field’s seating capacity (49,586) but more than enough to fill SunTrust Park (41,149). Game 2 drew 48,966. 

The Braves had 16 regular-season sellouts this year at SunTrust Park, the last on Sept. 3 vs. Boston. 

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