WRIGLEYVILLE — The Chicago Cubs are moving on! Now how do you get tickets for the next round against the Cardinals?
As the Cubs continue their first playoff run in seven years, tickets for the team's upcoming National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals are a hot commodity.
But they are way hotter in Chicago than in St. Louis. As of Wednesday night, tickets for games 1 and 2 at Busch Stadium are selling for as low at $99. Wrigley Field games 3 and 4 (if necessary) are going for around $300.
Cubs season ticket holders were able to buy playoff tickets as early as August. For those not as fortunate, the Cubs held two random drawings for fans looking to buy single-game tickets.
You can still register here for a chance to buy potential (knock on wood) World Series tickets, which will enter you for a drawing on Oct. 16, according to the team's website.
Here is the schedule for the best-of-five 2015 NLDS:
• Game 1: Friday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. @ Busch Stadium in St. Louis
• Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. @ Busch Stadium in St. Louis
• Game 3: Monday, Oct. 12, TBD @ Wrigley Field
• Game 4 (if needed): Tuesday, Oct. 13, TBD @ Wrigley Field
• Game 5 (if needed): Thursday, Oct. 15, TBD @ Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Here are some options and prices from ticket resellers:
• StubHub is selling tickets for the NLDS games at Wrigley for as much as $20,000 for a box seat. Even a standing-room-only ticket will set you back about $300. If you're willing to drive down to St. Louis for games 1 and 2 of the NLDS, you could grab tickets for $100-$5,000, according to StubHub.
• Vividseats is at least a little more reasonable: Its highest ticket is for $4,900 and its lowest is $250.
• Gold Coast Tickets, a Chicago-based ticket reseller, has tickets for the NLDS ranging from $350 to $1,400.
• There do appear to be some season ticket holders advertising their tickets on Craigslist, though most of the posts are from second-hand sellers asking exorbitant fees. Licensed ticket sellers typically warn fans away from buying tickets on sites like Craigslist for fear of fraud.
• Wrigleyville Rooftops, which manages seven rooftop properties, started selling single game tickets for NLDS home games on Oct. 12 and 13. At $300 each, the tickets are about double the price of regular season games. Tickets include indoor suite access, food and drinks, and they're selling out fast. Six of the seven rooftops are owned by the Ricketts family.
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