October 24, 2012 10:00 ET

SF Giants World Series Ticket Prices Eclipse Detroit Tigers at

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Oct 24, 2012) - The 2012 World Series is just a few hours from its opening pitch, and hometown fans in Detroit and San Francisco are preparing for the Fall Classic showdown.

"There is nothing quite like October baseball," said Tim Fraser, sports specialist at "The importance of every pitch and hit are amplified as the pressure grows on the players, and the fans can feel that pressure in the stands."

The San Francisco Giants, who eliminated the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS, are participating in their second World Series in three years after winning the title in 2010. Giants World Series tickets for games at AT&T Park have sold for an average of $697* on, nearly three times as much as their NLCS games against St. Louis. The average is nearly identical to the Giants' 2010 average of $704.

The Giants' opponent, the Detroit Tigers, will host games three through five at Comerica Park beginning Saturday, October 27. So far, Tigers World Series tickets have sold for an average of $517* on, more than 25% less than games in San Francisco.

The series begins tonight, October 24, at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA.

*Average prices are as of 10/23/2012, 1 p.m. EDT. Prices are not set by and may fluctuate based on market demand. League and team names are the property of their respective owners. does not claim any right or ownership to any of the team or league trademarks contained in this press release. They are strictly used for descriptive purposes and do not imply an endorsement or partnership.

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