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Strasburg Game Against Royals First to Sell Below Nationals Avg. Resale Price PDF Print E-mail
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Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 24 June 2010 01:54

Stephen Strasburg

UPDATE: The Strasburg Tracker has been updated with attendance, ticket, and game stats

Was it the Kansas City Royals, or is the hype starting to slow a bit?

Tickets for Stephen Strasburg’s fourth start, and third at Nationals Park sold for an average of $48.81 on the resale market, down 5 percent from an average of $51.46 for all other Nationals games, according to ticket reseller and research company SeatGeek.com.

In a sign that Strasburg’s starts are greatly influencing the Nationals ticket resale average, over the last 9 games at Nationals Park in which Strasburg was not the starter, only the Sunday June 6 game against the Reds had a higher ticket resale average ($52.98) than Weds. game against the Royals, the lowest ticket resale price of the three starts by Strasburg at Nationals Park.

In related news, the 31,913 for Weds. game was the first non-sellout for a Strasburg start at Nationals Park. Still, the attendance figure represented a 39 percent increase from the Nationals average 23,040 for home games.

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NOTE: Those looking for updates on Strasburg in-between games can check The Strasburg Tracker by looking under "Resources" to the left.

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