NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tickets to the three scheduled World Series games at Citi Field continue to command hefty prices on the resale market.
As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, the Rotellas have been bleeding orange and blue since 1962.READ MORE: Walker Scores 19, Knicks Romp To End 15-Game Skid Vs 76ers
“We used to save the coupons off milk cartons and cash them in,” said Donna Rotella, of Garden City.
But now, prices have changed. Standing room only tickets for the World Series games are going for as much as $749 resale and $20,000 for a seat behind home plate.
As a season ticket holder, Nicholas Bentivegna gets tickets at face value.
“A couple of people tried to talk me into selling some tickets, but they are in my blood, blue and orange,” said Bentivegna.
Roslyn Colangelos, 87, said she hasn’t missed one Mets game.
“David Wright,” she said. “(McLogan: That’s your favorite? Oh yes, I tell ya, I adopted him but he doesn’t know about it,” Colangelos joked.
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So who do Mets fans want to face off with? Kansas City or Toronto?
“Maybe Kansas City,” said Donna Negri.
Tickets at those two stadiums are cheaper — Royals at $622 and Blue Jays $430.
Some fans are considering flying out instead.
Airfare to Kansas City is listed at $403.20, while a flight to Toronto is currently at $303 roundtrip.
“Cheap for me because I work for an airline. I could fly for nothing,” said Peter Mann.
The Toronto Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman and Mets’ Steven Matz were both born in Stony Brook on Long Island in May of 1991 — 28 days apart.
If the Blue Jays win out over Kansas City in the ALDS, those two pitchers who last faced each other in high school — Matz for Ward Melville and Stroman for Patchogue-Medford — could have a dramatic show down in the World Series, McLogan reported.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2’s 10/27 Wednesday Morning Forecast
Game 1 of the World Series is next Tuesday.