For some, money is apparently no object when it involves seeing your favorite team compete in one of sports' biggest events. Even if they don't really have it.
A ticket to see the battle between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals—who are set to square off in a pivotal Game 4 on Saturday —in the World Series is setting record asking prices. Yet that is no barrier to a clutch of die-hard fans, some of whom are doing anything they can to secure a ticket to the big game.
According to ticket search engine TiqIQ, the average asking price for a World Series ticket is running at $1,437.19 — the highest level the company has ever tracked. It's also the highest price for a ticket to baseball's Fall Classic since the 2010 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers, when the average price of admission was $1,317.80.
In keeping with its reputation for being a place where everything comes at a premium, World Series games in New York cost more than $1,600 — at least $400 more than games taking place in Kansas City.
Yet for lifelong Mets fans like Anthony Bozzella, the sky-high price is worth it.
"My mindset is that I don't know when this will ever happen again," Bozzella told CNBC.
"My team is in the World Series for the first time" in at least a decade, so "you just never know," he said. "This may not happen again" for years, he added. "I may not be alive when that happens. I'm not missing out on this."