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StubHub honours $9 World Series ticket

StubHub has honoured Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series tickets offered in error for just $9 (£6.82/€7.74), despite average resale price being in the thousands.

If the series reaches Game Seven between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros, fans will be looking at paying an average of $3,000, with the most expensive costing $28,000, Fox Business reports.

However, one lucky fan found two tickets on secondary marketplace StubHub for a total of just $18.16 for Game Two. After the company verified the tickets, it reportedly told the Dodgers fan, Jordan Benedict, he would have to simply accept a refund because it was a seller error. However, the company then had a change of heart.

“Stubhub called me and said since this was so unprecedented they were going to honour the fact I had actually bought these tickets and they gave me two other tickets in the right field pavilion,” Benedict said according to Fox 9.

“I was, like, ‘I won, this is incredible.’ Typically ticketing places don’t really get a good rap. You feel like someone is taking advantage, but I’m singing their praises,” he added.

“Four hours, extra innings, home runs galore, just such highs, then lows, then highs again, then lows. I really wish they would have won, but the energy in the stadium was amazing.”

The average ticket price for game 2 in Los Angeles was $1,732, with the Game Three  average at $1,383.

This is the Dodgers’ first World Series since 1988, while the Astros, who played in one World Series while a member of the National League in 2005 against the Chicago White Sox, are looking to win the first championship in their history.

The Dodgers are the third most expensive home World Series ticket averaging an estimated $2,500 behind only the Indians, who averaged $2,700, and the Cubs with a $3,500 average last year, according to TicketIQ.

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