Ticket prices

Any­one who was look­ing for af­ford­able fare to the ALCS waited a day too long

Houston Chronicle - - DAILY DIGITAL - By David Bar­ron david.bar­ron@chron.com twit­ter.com/df­bar­ron For all the news about our high-fly­ing Astros: Hous­tonChron­i­cle.com/sports/astros

A stros fans wait­ing on last-minute deals to se­cure tick­ets for the Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries may have waited a day too long.

The Yan­kees’ Game 5 win over the In­di­ans in the Amer­i­can League Di­vi­sion Se­ries on Wed­nes­day night pro­duced an im­me­di­ate spike for Game 1 and 2 tick­ets at Minute Maid Park, said a spokesman for the on­line ticket bro­ker­age SeatGeek.com.

The me­dian ticket price for Game 1 in­creased by 47 per­cent overnight, and Game 2 prices went up by 43 per­cent on SeatGeek. Prices for Games 6 and 7, if nec­es­sary, also went up, by 31 per­cent and 13 per­cent, re­spec­tively.

The me­dian list­ing price as of mid­day Thurs­day was $362 for Game 1 and $363 for Game 2.

SeatGeek spokesman Chris Ley­den said sev­eral thou­sand tick­ets are avail­able across the sta­dium but that web­site of­fi­cials noted what he de­scribed as a huge buy­ing surge af­ter the Yan­kees-In­di­ans game ended. He at­trib­uted that to the at­trac­tion of the Yan­kees plus the cer­tainty of know­ing that the first two games of the se­ries would be played in Hous­ton.

UP­DATE: The Astros are sold out for Games 1 and 2, in­clud­ing about 2,000 stand­ing-room tick­ets per game. Some tick­ets re­main for Games 6 and 7, if nec­es­sary.

Michael Cia­glo / Hous­ton Chron­i­cle

Astros short­stop Car­los Cor­rea, right, shows some love for MVP can­di­date Jose Al­tuve dur­ing a work­out last week at Minute Maid Park.

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