What Cub Fans Are Paying To See Wild Card Game
Hey Hey! The Chicago Cubs are in the postseason after a seven year absence. How much are Cub Fans paying to see this one and done National League Wild Card Game?
It's rare. The Chicago Cubs are playing in the playoffs in October in the Stateline. It makes sense that fans are excited about the future and these playoffs, but how much would you be willing to pay?
When the Cubs take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh this Wednesday in the National League Wild Game Game, the people you see behind home plate paid over $1,500+ for their seats.
According to ABC 7 Chicago, "Cubs fans planning on watching the game in person will have to shell out at least $366 each way, whether they fly out on Tuesday or Wednesday morning.".
Even if you plan on driving out to the game, the cheapest ticket to the wild-card game and beyond on StubHub starts around $100, for standing room-only. For an actual seat in the nose bleed sections, fans will have to pay around $120 and up. As the seasonal playoff go on, the price of the tickets rise as well.
Factor in accommodations, gas, a beverage or two, a hot dog or two, a parking pass, and a souvenir, and the average Cub fan is standing in the parking lot hoping to catch a foul ball.
If you are like me, I'll be camped out in front of my TV watching the action. First pitch for the wild-card game after the introductions is around 7:15 p.m. this Wednesday.
Who ever wins, they will take on the impressive St. Louis Cardinals in a best-of-five divisional series.
It's a shame Cub Fans will have to gut out a do or die, win or go home situation in the Wild Card playoff.
Personally, I wish the Pirates and Cubs could play the best of 3 to make it fair, and to make the excitement last.
Go Cubs Go!