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Play ball? No chance at £3,000 per ticket!

- By LAURA LAM­BERT Sports · MLB Baseball · Baseball · London · Boston Red Sox · Boston · New York Yankees · New York City · United States of America · Grapefruit League · Pawtucket Red Sox · London Stadium

TICK­ETS for the Ma­jor League Base­ball games in Lon­don next year are be­ing touted for over £3,000 each, de­spite go­ing on sale yes­ter­day for less than a 10th of the price. Reg­u­lar-sea­son games are be­ing held in Europe for the first time ever, when the Bos­ton Red Sox play their ri­vals the New York Yan­kees at the Lon­don Sta­dium on June 29 and 30. How­ever, MLB fans were left frus­trated when the first round of tick­ets went on sale yes­ter­day, and were very quickly avail­able on sec­ondary tick­et­ing sites at vastly in­flated prices. Sev­eral fans com­plained on so­cial me­dia about the ‘com­plete sham­bles’, with many high­light­ing that it would be cheaper to fly to the US and watch a game there than it would be to at­tend the Lon­don games. One ticket for the game on June 29 is be­ing sold on StubHub for £3,037, even though the face value for that seat was £270. And the cheap­est ticket cur­rently on StubHub is £178, for a seat that would have orig­i­nally cost £45-60.

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