Want to attend Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game at Marlins Park or the Home Run Derby the night before but don’t yet have a ticket?
It’s going to cost you a bundle.
On the secondary market, prices have soared well above $200 for even the "worst" All-Star Game tickets.
For the July 11 All-Star Game, the lowest prices, as of Thursday evening, were $279 on stubhub.com and $268 on tickets.expert. Both of those prices are for upper deck seats behind the first base line.
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On tickets.expert, tickets go for as high as $1692 for a clubhouse box A seat behind the first-base dugout. There’s also a $91,000 suite seat advertised on that web site, but the Marlins say they have no evidence that seat exists or is available.
For tickets to the Monday afternoon All-Star Game "workout" and the Monday night Home Run Derby, prices on the secondary market start at $190 on stubhub.com and $186 on tickets.expert and go as high as $1110 for the best seats.
Parking also is expensive on the secondary market. Stubhub.com is selling All-Star Game parking at prices starting at $85 for the third-base garage. For the Monday events, the price is even higher for garage parking on stubhub: $100.
For the All-Star Game, MLB gave the Marlins control to sell or distribute tickets for roughly half of the 36,000 or so seats in Marlins Park. Those tickets are sold to fans or given to sponsors and others. MLB keeps the rest of the tickets.
Those Marlins-controlled seats mostly have been sold or allocated, though MLB is expected to make available a limited number of seats to the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby at some point in the coming weeks, with prices not yet announced.
All Marlins season ticket holders were given the chance previously to purchase tickets to the All-Star Game, the Home Run Derby and the Sunday events, which includes a "Futures" All-Star Game and an All-Star Legends and Celebrity softball game, plus a Flo Rida concert. The cost of those tickets – for all three events combined – started at $520 for Marlins season ticket holders, with MLB involved in pricing.
Still available for the general public are tickets to the Sunday events, which MLB has priced at between $80 and $120.
People who don’t own Marlins season tickets previously were given a chance to purchase All-Star Game tickets if they have a MasterCard credit card.
The All-Star Game will be televised locally and nationally on Fox.
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