Go to Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night or take care of a mortgage payment?
Don't laugh. It could be a Red Sox fan's reality.
Faced with the possibility of the team winning the title at home for the first time since 1918, Game 6 between Boston and St. Louis qualifies as one of the most expensive sports tickets in history.
Data obtained from ticket resale site StubHub show more than 9,400 tickets to the game were sold at an average price of $1,142.
One person bought a pair of tickets for seats in the first row between home plate and one of the on-deck circles for $12,000 each.
"When there's a chance to win the title, fans forget about everything else," said Jim Holzman, owner of Ace Ticket, who says his company sold more than 1,000 tickets to the game. "Some fans did what they had to to make sure they were in the crowd tonight."
Holzman said sales of Game 7 tickets, which started the day about 20 percent cheaper than tickets to Wednesday's game, also started to pick up.
For some, tickets for Thursday's game are a no-risk proposition because they get their money back if the Red Sox win Wednesday.
"I could make a lot more money if the team loses tonight," Holzman said. "But I've done well enough. I'm a fan first so hopefully they close it out."