Anyone who was looking for affordable fare to the ALCS waited a day too long
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.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, right, shows some love for MVP candidate Jose Altuve during a workout last week at Minute Maid Park.