Cubs World Series ticket prices are growing at an alarming rate. The Chicago Cubs are the darlings of baseball right now, well maybe not so much in Los Angeles, Cleveland or Toronto, but they are in many other cities across the country. The possibility of Chicago winning its first world championship in well over 100 years has sent ticket prices rising quickly.
According to a CBS Sports report, the Cubs may be the favorite to win the 2016 World Series, however, they still have to knock off the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS just to make it to the Fall Classic. If they do, getting a ticket to any of the 2016 World Series games may cost a small fortune!
If the Cubs advance to the World Series, Wrigley Field will be the host of Game 3, Game 4 and Game 5, if necessary. Already, the feeding frenzy is to see Chicago win their first World Series title since 1908 is causing the entire city to have Cubs fever.
The Cubs won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908. Since then, they have been searching for that ever so elusive championship. If they make it to the big dance, the secondary ticket markets are going to make a nice profit.
Reports indicate (via TicketCity.com) that fans are already bidding as high as $2,000 per ticket for standing room only. An unbelievable $2,000 just to stand at the ball park! If you think that’s crazy, how about the price war for box seats near the batter box or Cubs’ dugout? Those start at a cool $26,000 per ticket. Yes, that is $26,000, not $2,600! If there is a Game 5, those same seats are going for up to $35,000 per ticket. One report from the Chicago Sun-Times indicates that a Cubs ticket has been listed online for one million dollars.
Yes, so let’s put that in perspective.
Do you buy that new SUV you have always wanted, or go to Game 5 of the World Series to witness a shot at history? Pay off all of your credit cards, or go to the World Series? Finally splurge and take that 10 day secluded vacation, or watch nine innings of World Series action?
The Cubs last tasted victory in 1908. Ticket prices for a Grand Stand seat to the World Series back then was $1.25. A new Model-T cost $825, eggs were $0.15 a dozen and the price for a gallon of gas was a whopping $o.02. And you are willing to pay how much for a Cubs World Series ticket?
Once again, Chicago hasn’t even made it to the Fall Classic, yet Cubs World Series tickets are already fetching a pretty penny.
It would be a risk to buy tickets now, especially if there are no refunds (or at least not full refunds) from a secondary outlet. So if you do take a chance on buying tickets through a vendor other than an official MLB outlet, make sure you get the correct information about refunds. If you believe Las Vegas odds makers, Chicago is the team to beat from here on out.
The Cubs are the favorites to win the 2016 World Series at +140 according to an Oddsshark report. Behind the Cubbies are the Toronto Blue Jays at +250 and the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers both at +450.
The 2016 World Series will begin on October 25, in the home of the American League champion. You can bet if Chicago makes it past Los Angeles, the Cubs World Series ticket prices will be something like fans have never seen for a sporting event.
Of course, all of this will be a moot point if the Cubs fail to make it to the World Series. It will be interesting to see how that will effect the secondary market with pricing.
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