In an era of aftermarket tickets, it’s no surprise that seats are still available for the Giants-Dodgers showdown in Thursday night’s NLDS Game 5.
Surprisingly, the Giants website itself is still offering tickets as of Wednesday morning, which means the Oracle Park game isn’t out of print yet.
For the game billed as the largest rivalry in history – or at least the largest since 1962 – fans would have been expected to buy tickets as soon as they became available. But before the Dodgers’ win on Tuesday, it was unclear what the game would be playable at all, and deflated fans are probably not the quickest way to buy tickets.
Low attendance was a topic of conversation throughout the regular season, as fans were surprised by the success of The Giants, as were the rest of the baseball players. San Francisco was ranked 12th in both overall attendance and attendance of all MLB clubs.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, a couple of tickets were available at the stadium, but only for the upper deck, priced from $ 299 (right field reserve) to $ 345 (interior field reserve) per seat. There were also several tickets for singles in the left reserve and in the far field stands.
Aftermarket site StubHub listed several options priced at $ 200 (before taxes and fees) Wednesday morning, from field left to infield reserve. SeatGeek has listed several stand-up tickets for under $ 250. Both resale sites also listed tickets for the dugout club near the house for about $ 5,000.
As more tickets are bought as the first step approaches, prices are likely to rise (or perhaps these expensive seats will drop.
If by the time you’re ready to buy all of those seats, the Giants have sold tickets for the NL Championship Series, which kicks off Saturday between the Atlanta Braves and the winner of Game 5. on the weekend if they beat the Dodgers on Thursday night.