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Ticket prices soar for Game 6

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Ticket prices for Game 6 of the World Series in Boston's Fenway Park reached Super Bowl levels on Wednesday.

The chance to see the Red Sox win the championship for the first time at home since 1918 drove the average cost of a ticket up to $2,056 on the resale market Wednesday morning, according to information obtained by ESPN through TiqIQ, a ticket tracking company.

That's in the neighborhood of the average resale price of $2,199 for the Super Bowl in February.

Prices for a chance to see the Red Sox possibly win it all against the St. Louis Cardinals ranged from $1,000 for bleacher seats to $24,000 for two first-row seats in a dugout box.

The Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 and in 2007, but both times they did it on the road. Jim Holzman of Boston-based Ace Ticket told ESPN that's what is driving the prices up.

"People want to see them win it here," Holzman said. "That's what has made this the biggest ticket we've ever seen. It's the Super Bowl except people don't have to pay $1,000 for a hotel and $2,000 for airfare."
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