Getting Yourself to the World Series

When your major league baseball team finally makes it to the World Series, you’d better be there! You will surely want to watch and cheer on your team as they fight it out for the championship. So be sure you don’t miss the chance to go to the World Series when the chance arises – but where to start looking for tickets? Read on for tips to assist in finding some (legal) World Series tickets.

Talk to other people. Before searching online for World Series tickets, make sure you speak to people you know who may have some connections or know how to get tickets. Share these things with people you care about such as family and friends. Maybe someone you know is a season ticket holder or maybe someone you know has World Series tickets. Start contacting old friends from your address book to let them know you’re interested in getting to the World Series.

Try checking TicketMaster. For more information on upcoming events and ticket availability, visit the Ticketmaster web site. Check the site as early as possible, a few weeks beforehand, so that you know what day to go to the site to buy tickets before they sell out. Telephoning Ticketmaster on the same day the World Series tickets become available for purchase is another good idea. Call early for the best seating and have your credit card handy. True fans of baseball don’t even care how high ticket prices are. Most of the time they are so overcome with joy that their team made it all the way to the World Series.

Who gets what is determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Each playoff series has a separate pool: the Division Series, the League Championship Series, and the World Series. The bonus pool is funded by 60 percent of the gate receipts for the first three games of the Division Series, the first four games of the League Championship Series, and the first four games of the World Series.

During the season, the players determine who will get a full share, partial share, or no share. Usually, players that have been with the team the entire year receive full shares. There have been cases where players join the team just prior to the trade deadline to be voted a full share. Athletic Trainers, equipment managers and clubhouse managers usually receive a partial, or no share.

Go ahead and try eBay. Online auction sites like eBay may be your last resort if you want to go to the World Series. If and when you find some, it is important that you buy from a seller who has an excellent feedback rating, or else your tickets may never show up.

As a last resort, (which we don’t recommend because…you know…illegal) try scalped tickets. You have to be pretty desperate to get into the game, but if so get to the stadium on the day and take the risk that someone will be there selling scalped tickets. If you do buy tickets from a scalper you are going to be much more than the usual price for a ticket. Also, there may be a chance that the ticket is fake, or even stolen. Selling scalped tickets is illegal.

 

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