After Bryce Harper hit the NFL series best player “the swing of his life,” radio broadcaster Scott Franzke put it best when he described the scene in Philadelphia as “a bum in the bank,” referring to the Phillies’ field. Main Citizens Bank Park.
From the looks of it, Bedlam is about to become an exclusive event. Viewing tickets for the Phillies at their home field averaged more than $3,200, the second highest average World Series ticket price in MLB history, behind the 2016 Chicago Cubs.
Ticket prices for the Houston Astros, which will face the Phillies in the 2022 World Championships, average about $1,500 — less than half the prices of Philadelphia tickets.
The first game will be played on Philadelphia on Halloween night. The cheapest price for two parked room tickets is just under $1,000 on ticket resale site Stubhub. Lower level tickets above the Phillies hideaway sell for about $4,000 on the same site. One pair of Diamond Club tickets sell for $17,100 each.
A sales associate of the Philadelphia Phillies has revealed that the only available tickets sold through the Phillies office are exclusively owned by season ticket holders. The only hope for the general public to purchase tickets directly from Citizens Bank Park is to enter a sweepstakes on the Phillies website.
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The madness that has characterized Philly fans for generations has spilled over into next season. Prices for the 2023 season ticket plan are already increasing and decreasing in availability.
According to the Phillies website, the Diamond Club’s full season ticket plan came to more than $12,500. The cheapest tickets for the season at the moment are 13 games on Sunday at the terrace level (the “Numbose” section), and they are currently priced at about $260.
Tickets aren’t the only commodity that ticket enthusiasts seek. According to Fanatics, MLB’s official e-commerce partner, the Phillies set a 24-hour record for Major League Series sales (for both the Major League and National League) after Sunday night’s win.
At this rate, tickets won’t get cheaper or more available. While Velez fans celebrate one of the best performing eras of sport in recent history, the best seats to watch the game might be the ones in your living room.