Fans shell out big bucks for Cubs tickets

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(KWQC) – As the World Series hype for the Chicago Cubs continues to grow, so do the ticket prices.

Many of the Chicago baseball fans who want to be present when the team potentially makes history are going to have to pay a lot of money to do so. Saturday’s game at Wrigley Field is the first game of the series, and the cheapest possible tickets on StubHub are selling for about $270 for standing room only. Anyone with fantasies of dugout seats behind home plate could pay anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 to buy those tickets. Prices on SeatGeek are a little cheaper, and tickets on VividSeats are even cheaper than that, though the selection is more limited.

As the Chicago Tribune reported, Cubs tickets are fairly expensive when compared to ticket prices for other teams still playing in the American League Championship Series. Tickets to Friday’s Cleveland Indians home game are selling on StubHub as low as $94 for standing room and as high as $1,500 for the best seats still available.

As the series progresses, Cubs fans can expect ticket prices to go nowhere but up, and scammers are taking advantage of the hype. Authorities warn that anyone purchasing tickets should do research on the source to make sure they aren’t being sold fake tickets. Unlicensed scalpers should be avoided, and “too good to be true” deals usually are.

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