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The Silver Lining To Cubs Trailing 3-1 In World Series? Tickets Are Cheaper

By Ariel Cheung | October 30, 2016 4:05pm
 The Chicago Cubs have already seized hundreds of fake postseason tickets after just four home games.
The Chicago Cubs have already seized hundreds of fake postseason tickets after just four home games.
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WRIGLEYVILLE — After a tough loss Saturday, there's at least one silver lining as the Cubs head into Game 5 of the World Series: Fans might be able to afford a ticket.

Getting into Wrigley Field for World Series games Friday and Saturday cost an average $3,667 on VividSeats — a price so steep, even some aldermen said they couldn't afford it.

Individual tickets were going for up to $14,500 at the start of the World Series, according to data from VividSeats. The median ticket prices for the first two games was $2,225 and $2,030, respectively.

As of Friday, the average cost of a Sunday ticket into Wrigley Field was $5,040, although tickets actually sold for closer to $4,207, according to VividSeats.

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The get-in, cheapest price for Game 5 as of Friday was $2,160. By Sunday morning, standing-room only tickets were listed for as low as $682 on VividSeats and $780 on StubHub — a relative bargain.

While bleacher seats certainly haven't dropped to the 1945 price of 60 cents, they're going for a cool $1,000 on StubHub.

As the Cubs head into Sunday trailing 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, their chances aren't looking so good.

Still, fans lifted from their disappointment with hopes for "Cubs in seven," a common refrain as they exited Wrigley Field after the 7-2 loss Saturday.

Prices have also dropped at bars, where $250 cover packages were dropped to $50 on Saturday. Some bars, however, switched from being fee-free to enforcing a cover after dealing with overcrowding and occupancy violations.

For those that do decide to buy, the Cubs highly recommend getting tickets from authorized resale websites. The club has voided around 200 counterfeit tickets per postseason game.

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