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Posted: October 3rd, 2013
Pirates’ playoff tickets don’t come cheap

Are you anxious to watch in person as the Pittsburgh Pirates play in their first postseason in more than 20 years?

Then be prepared to pay for it.

Sellouts are expected as the Pirates take on the National League Central champion St. Louis Cardinals, but tickets are readily available on the secondary market through StubHub, which allows ticket holders to resell their seats.

In fact, as of this morning, StubHub had more than 4,000 tickets available for Sunday’s game at PNC Park.

The cheapest seat in the house isn’t a seat at all. Standing room tickets, which the Pirates sell for $20 during the playoffs and for less during the regular season, were available this morning starting at $167 and up.

Because sellers set their own prices, those prices vary.

For instance, an infield box seat is available on the resale market for as little as $1,100.

The highest asking price isn’t for a seat behind home plate or next to the dugout.

The owner of two upper bleacher seats is apparently hoping to cash in. The seats, which the Pirates sell for $28 during the playoffs, are offered at $7,701 — each.

Throw in a couple hotdogs and parking and two people could spend the afternoon at the ballpark for about $15,500.

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