‘Depressed’ Astros fans drive down Game 7 prices

Updated: October 30, 2019

4:02 PM ET

HOUSTON — Ticket prices for Game 7 of the World Series have been falling since the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Tuesday night, forcing a winner-take-all game at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.

According to a spokesperson from VividSeats.com, the “get-in” price — or the cheapest seats available for Game 7 — was $337. The average ticket was selling for $840, down from $950 for Game 6. According to the spokesperson, the four World Series games have been the most in-demand tickets for any live event in Texas this year.

Earlier in the series, VividSeats had average ticket prices as high as $1,175 for Game 4 in Washington. The prices were also lower relative to recent Game 7s in other sports.

Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the Astros, according to a company spokesperson. The get-in price at SeatGeek was running $462 as of mid-afternoon.

According to data provided by SeatGeek, the average ticket price as of mid-afternoon Wednesday ($1,006) ranked fifth among the seven games. The prices peaked in Game 3 at Nationals Park in Washington ($1,555), with Game 4 in D.C. ranking second ($1,492).

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  • In downtown Houston, a couple of blocks from Minute Maid Park, Astros fan Mike Hensley was trying to find companions to attend the game with him while pricing tickets in the secondary market.

    “Game 2 tickets were $1,200 plus fees. Today’s are $600 plus fees,” Hensley said. “Houston’s depressed and ticket prices reflect that.”

    Hensley surmised that Houston fans are not thrilled with the trajectory of the series, which has seen the road team win all six games. And Washington has ace Max Scherzer taking the mound. Finally, Hensley ended up procuring three tickets for $600 less than two tickets cost to attend Game 2.

    “The whole city is depressed as hell,” Hensley said.

    ESPN’s Dan Mullen contributed to this report.

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