Money Matters: High demand for World Series tickets

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October 29, 2013, 8:03 am
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(NECN) - The high demand for World Series tickets isn't just driving folks to Fenway Park in Boston; it's also driving them out to local businesses. It is estimated each game pumps $9-million in Boston hotels, restaurants, bars, and related businesses. Despite Boston's other sports teams with home games this week, Ace Ticket's Jim Holzman says the hottest ticket is at Fenway. About two thirds of that "net, new" spending on World Series games is by out-of-state visitors who wouldn't otherwise be here.

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