Season ticket holders have until December 11 to decide if they're in for the 2020 season. 

ChicagoTribune - Cale Vennum, vice president of ticketing, said the decrease, which ranges from 6.5% for some sections to a slight increase for others, has more to do with the added early-season home games than the Cubs’ failure to make the postseason.

The headline is great.

Cubs Season Ticket Prices Down An Average Of 2.5%.

Then you do a little digging and you realize why.

Here they are in no particular order:

  1. There are 18 home games in March and April. That is up from 12 in 2019. No one wants to go to a game in April when you might get snowed on.
  2. They missed the playoffs last year.
  3. The front office might be moving some big names this offseason.
  4. It's really complicated but the six(6!)-tier pricing system is getting rearranged so while the prices might be going down, your resale value might be changing on a game by game basis.
  5. This is the first time prices haven't increased since the Ricketts took over.

The Cubs had the highest non-premium (read: tickets for normal people) ticket prices in the league last year so this might be a bit of a market correction as well.


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