Going, going, gone? Jays playoff hype may be dropping as resale ticket prices plunge
In at least one case, tickets for must-win playoff game had been sold at as low as $12
It seems some Toronto Blue Jays fans have already hopped off the post-season bandwagon with resale ticket prices to tonight's must-win Game 4 slipping to just $12 online in some cases.
Enthusiasm was high after the Jays bested the Baltimore Orioles in the American League wild-card game and swept the Texas Rangers in the American League Division Series. Fans then clamoured to get their hands on tickets for the American League Championship Series home games.
Afternoon free on a sunny October day? Jays tickets are suddenly much cheaper on resale sites...—@mattgallowaycbc
But after three losses to Cleveland, the Jays find themselves on the brink of elimination and it seems enthusiasm has dropped dramatically, along with ticket prices to the do-or-die game.
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On the re-selling website StubHub, tickets for post-season Jays games had been priced at hundreds of dollars, but ballpark figures for cheap seats at tonight's game hovered in the $30 range.
In at least one case, tickets had been posted for as low as $12.
Wow. People are trying hard to dump their tickets to this afternoon's <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jays?src=hash">#Jays</a> game. Some tickets sold for as low as $12 on StubHub. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ALCS?src=hash">#ALCS</a> <a href="https://t.co/6hWFuaXzNV">pic.twitter.com/6hWFuaXzNV</a>—@NickMurray91
Jays tickets for tonight are as low as $30 USD on stub hub. Good thing I bought my ticket for tonight last week for $170 🙃<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OurMoment?src=hash">#OurMoment</a>—@dylandacosta252
Blue Jays tickets starting at $30 for the game this pm. C’mon Toronto! It’s not over! <a href="https://t.co/u6rXDq1oM2">https://t.co/u6rXDq1oM2</a>—@alexthistlewood
Some have blamed the dip in prices on fair-weather fans abandoning ship as the Jays find themselves in troubled waters.
Others pointed at the league for scheduling games during the afternoon, while others went further and said people in Toronto are just not that into baseball — or sports, in general.
Jays tickets on stubhub for 25-40 bucks lol.. the diehards lol—@Gordylocke
<a href="https://twitter.com/asifintoronto">@asifintoronto</a> I guess when the Leafs have a 4 PM playoff game on a Tuesday down 0-3 we'll find out...—@theaub
Blue Jays ticket prices for game 4 of the ALCS have dropped from $200 to $40 (and sinking) on Stubhub. Toronto is such a bandwagon city.—@garethbush
The Blue Jays face a do-or-die Game 4 tonight at 4:08 p.m. ET at the Rogers Centre.