Fan waits in line 28 hours for World Series ticket

BOSTON (KSDK) – The Boston Red Sox have two chances to close out the World Series in front of a home crowd, which hasn't happened since 1918 when Babe Ruth was playing in Boston.

Because of that, demand is high for tickets. Wednesday afternoon, the lowest asking price for a single ticket on StubHub was $763, and that was for Standing Room Only.

Some Red Sox fans found a way to avoid scalpers and the secondary market, but still get a ticket into the ballpark. They're doing it the old fashioned way by standing in line. Some fans waited in line for more than 24 hours for the chance to get a ticket to World Series Game 6.

A couple hundred Sox fans camped out in temperatures in the 40s on Landsdowne Street. Then they spent most of Wednesday in the rain, just hoping that the Red Sox will release some game day tickets.

But the line is only one of two. One line is for fans waiting to get a voucher that has a number on it. That's their number in the next line. The next line is when they get a chance to buy a ticket.

One woman NewsChannel 5's Anne Allred met was being paid by her boss to stand in line for a total of 28 hours.

"I stayed all night on my own, but I at least got paid for yesterday, and today and he's buying my ticket to get in, so I think that's a win-win situation," said Red Sox fan Meghan Urban.

Reporter: "Where did you sleep last night?

"Home," said Ryan Cyr.

Reporter: "And she was here?"

"Correct," said Cyr.

Reporter: "C'mon! For real? For real, she stayed here? You gotta be paying here a lot of money."

"She's worth a lot, absolutely," said Cyr.

If the Red Sox lose Wednesday night, Game 7 will be played on Thursday at Fenway Park.


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