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October 23, 2013

World Series tickets are in high demand

Every fan wants to see the World Series

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Lawrence native and current Wilmington resident Amy Largenton considers herself fortunate to be able to go tomorrow.

“I’m fortunate that my uncle is a season ticket holder,” she said. “He was selling the game, so I was able to get tickets along the third base line for $300 each.”

The tougher part for Largenton was finding someone to go with.

“It was process of elimination,” she said. “I asked my family, but it’s hard when it’s a night game during the week. I ended up finding a friend who is a huge Red Sox fan.”

Three generations of the Dailey family will be at the game together.

“I’m bringing my father and my son,” he said. “Going to the World Series is a once-in-a-lifetime situation.”

Jeff Ferrante, a Newburyport resident who works in Andover, has been a season ticket holder since the 1990s. He will be going to Game 1 tonight, and has given his Game 2 tickets to his son.

“I absolutely couldn’t be more excited,” he said. “I consider myself lucky to be there.”

Ferrante said he bought four pairs of World Series tickets for $2,000 before the playoffs.

Making a profit on them never crossed his mind.

“I never sell my tickets for more than face value and I only give them to friends and family,” he said.

For people buying tickets from sellers they don’t know, Paula Fleming of the Boston Business Bureau said there were red flags to watch out for.

“Whenever there is an event like this, the scams always come with it,” she said. “We encourage people to use a credit card or PayPal, so if something does come up, there is a better chance of recovering your money.”

Dailey, who’s sitting in the third row in the center field bleachers, said he and his family have one wish for tomorrow.

“We hope to catch the next grand slam,” he said.

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