Stephen Strasburg got a no-decision yesterday in his game against the Mets, but he is still a winner at the gate. Tickets for Strasburg’s sixth start, and fourth at Nationals Park were selling at an average price of $54.06 on 7/1, the day before his start according to ticket reseller and research company SeatGeek.com. That would rank as the third highest average price of his four starts in DC. Average ticket price on the resale market tracked at $103.28 for his debut, $56.26 for his 6/18 start against the White Sox and $48.81 against the Royals in interleague.
Over the past 11 starts in which Strasburg was not the starter, tickets have sold for an average of $45.41 on the resale market. Today’s game against the Mets on 4th of July is reselling on the secondary market for $58.46.
Yesterday’s game at Nationals Park saw paid attendance 39,214, up 68.78 percent from the average of 23,234 that the Nationals drew at home leading up to yesterday’s game.
See recent average ticket resell prices on the secondary market for the Nationals, including today’s game on the 4th.
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