Phillies’ Ticket Prices Are Rising Due To Bryce Harper Signing
According to The Sporting News, the Phillies sold at least 100,000 tickets in the 24 hours following the announcement that the team had signed this year's most sought-after free agent, Bryce Harper.
In addition, FoxBusiness.com reported that "secondary market" Phillies' tickets have gone up dramatically since the signing this year's most sought-after free agent, Bryce Harper.
The secondary market represents resale tickets that are sold on sites like StubHub, SeatGeek, and TickPick. FoxBusiness spoke to a representative from TickPick who told them that the cheapest ticket available for the Phils' home opener versus the Atlanta Braves on March 28 prior to Harper's signing was $44. A check of the site today shows that price has more than doubled with the cheapest tickets being priced at $92.
The cheapest tickets for the March 28 game is $87 on StubHub (an official partner of Major League Baseball).
According to baseball-reference.com, the Phillies' average attendance per game over the last 5 years was 25,268. The team missed the playoffs during that stretch. Meanwhile, average attendance between 2008-11, when the team made the playoffs, was 44,171.
Something tells us the team's attendance will surge for the 2019 season.