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Postby Phatferd » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:55 pm

I am going to visit a friend in June in Richmond, VA. I've never been to the East Coast (Cleveland is as far east as I've gone). I am flying out there with another friend of mine and we are both huge baseball fans. After a week in Richmond, we plan on spending the next week driving up the coast and visiting as many cities as possible and plan on catching some games in these towns.

We are thinking of visiting our friend who lives in Brooklyn and even want to go north to Boston. Fenway Park would be a dream for me to visit, so I figure I should go there if I am that close sine I never get out there.

I'm sure most, if not all the games are already sold out and was wondering what some of the locals do to get their hands on tickets. I wold still like to keep my costs down, but know I may have to pay a premium for tickets.

Places we are thinking of catching a game:
Philly
Baltimore
NY (Mets or Yanks)
Boston
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Re: Best ways to get tickets in certain towns?

Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:06 pm

Really the only way to get Sox tickets are to know someone who has them. Otherwise you have to overpay on sites like StubHub or Ace Ticket, a local agency.
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Re: Best ways to get tickets in certain towns?

Postby Matthias » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:56 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:Really the only way to get Sox tickets are to know someone who has them. Otherwise you have to overpay on sites like StubHub or Ace Ticket, a local agency.

Not true. They reserve a small number (about 150 - 200) of tickets for day-of-game sales. If you show up to the park 2+ hrs beforehand and are willing to wait in line, you can get seats at face.

Not sure when you're going but the Mets basically always have tickets (as do generally the Yankees). Not sure how they'll be with the new stadiums, but I would expect availability.

If you're coming in the middle of the summer, though, forget them both and go to the Brooklyn Cyclones!
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Re: Best ways to get tickets in certain towns?

Postby Yoda » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:48 pm

With the current economic situation, I'm sure you can find tickets at face price. Check craigslist. I've bought and sold there plenty of times.
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Re: Best ways to get tickets in certain towns?

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:34 am

opening night tickets for the phillies are outrageous, as are opening day tickets (rings!)... but it is a marvelous place to watch a game. :-L
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Re: Best ways to get tickets in certain towns?

Postby Trojan Pony » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:37 am

Honestly, eBay is worth a shot. I've gotten pretty good seats at or below face on several occasions.
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Re: Best ways to get tickets in certain towns?

Postby ayebatter » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:46 am

I've never missed a game I wanted to go to, in any city, and always find tickets on Ebay or Stub Hub.
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Re: Best ways to get tickets in certain towns?

Postby jlm53089 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:54 pm

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Re: Best ways to get tickets in certain towns?

Postby CadensDad » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:16 pm

Craigslist is also a way to grab tickets, you just must be very careful since it's a 1 on 1 transaction, but I did grab 2 tickets to a Braves game off there last week
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Re: Best ways to get tickets in certain towns?

Postby chadlincoln » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:18 pm

Craigslist. Especially 3-4 hours before the game. ;-D
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