All-Star Game not sold out in Miami

Posted at 10:37 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 04:10:16-04

The center of the baseball universe in South Florida at Marlins Park. Monday night the home run derby, Tuesday night, the 83rd All-Star Game.

It's the first ever for Miami. But the game isn't sold out.

At the box office, sparse lines, for fans willing to spend face value prices.

"Is it surprising that the All-Star game hasn't sold out?" I asked Jorge Martin, a Miami man trying to sell some tickets for the game.

"Absolutely," he replies.

Martin already has tickets for his family, but bought a few more Monday, when he saw the market sag. Four tickets for $400. This prices is half off the face value.

"I'm willing to take that shot, hopefully sell them and at least get a comfortable price for the tickets but if you go through MLB it's just too expensive," he says.

"I hope it sells out," Fernando Terracusco, a Marlins season ticket holder told us at Versailles, a Cuban restaurant near the ballpark.

"I don't want the perception of south Florida to always be when they look at the stadium that there's no fans, especially for an event this big," Terracusco says.

"Born and raised here in Miami, it's really tough having a couple kids. It's really tough for these sales price of these tickets. It's really hard," Martin says.