Fan who bought fake $6 ticket happy to be at World series
BOSTON (WHDH) -- After buying a ticket online for $6 Erik Jabs of Pittsburg, Penn. was excited to be going to game 1 of the World Series for such a low price. Now he's even happier to be going for free.
Several after purchasing the ticket, StubHub representative contacted Jabs to tell him that the ticket was fake and they would be refunding his money. A short time later Jabs was contacted again and told StubHub would be giving him a ticket to the game, for free.
"The past few days I’ve had some ups and downs but now that I’m here taking it all in, I feel great," Jabs said.
Jabs said the ticket he was given was better than the one he purchased, down the first baseline and near to the field. The going rate for a ticket in that area is more than $750.
Fans have tried everything to get to World Series, which is being played in Boston for the third time in 10 years.
“I have some inside connections that work at the Red Sox. I’ve been asking him and he just happened to have some available so I lucked out,” Karin Tamms said.
Other fans aren’t so lucky. Jordan Glicksman was outside Fenway Wednesday afternoon still trying to score his seat for the game.
“I’m hoping to get lucky like that guy that got the $6 ticket that turned out to be fake but they honored it,” Glicksman said.