Broker: Bulls-Heat Tickets Outselling Bears

UPDATED 01/11/11 12:14 p.m.

CHICAGO (WBBM) — What’s the hottest ticket in town this weekend?

A Chicago ticket broker says if you think it’s the Bears playing the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs, you’d be wrong.

As WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports, Max Waisvisz, who owns Gold Coast Tickets, says the greatest demand he is seeing is for the Bulls’ game Saturday night against LeBron James and the Miami Heat. He says the Bears’ first playoff game on Sunday isn’t generating much demand.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Regine Schlesinger reports

“Before, it was up, like, $225, $250 a ticket. We have dropped our pricing down to like $159 to get in to see the game, which is not that much more than face value,” Waisvisz said.

However, that doesn’t mean that people aren’t buying tickets for the Bears-Seahawks matchup. StubHub tells CBS 2 that demand for tickets for the game is high and pricey.

There are currently more than 8,000 tickets listed on StubHub, with prices starting at $150 and topping out at $1,870. The average that fans have paid is $322, StubHub reported.

Waisvisz says the real Super Bowl would be an NFC Championship game between the Bears and the Green Bay Packers a week from Sunday.

“It’s kind of a Super Bowl because a lot of people, because you see, ‘Bears against Green Bay,’ that’s, first of all, a great rivalry,” Waisvisz said.

He said no one should underestimate the Seahawks, who beat the Bears in the regular season, and, on Saturday, stunned the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in the first round of the playoffs.

  • HeatFan

    awwww, all of the little teams in the NBA like to think that when they play the heat that it’s their very own NBA finals!!! how cute! you aren’t real fans of your supposed team if all you do is show up for the heat games, it means that you’re a heat fan. but it’s OKAY! you can come out and watch the greatness of the miami heat as we march to our 1st of 10 straight NBA titles. go to the dump known as the united center, and watch as we destroy your pathetic bulls team who will be a 1st round exit in the playoffs.

    GO HEAT!!!

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    I wish I had a ticket to the Heat/Bulls’ game Saturday night. I’ll be very interested to find out who will get booed louder when P.A. voice Tommy Edwards announces the starting lineup come 7:30p or so at United Center. Will it be “Benedict” Lebron James or will it be Dwyane Wade, who in my opinion used the Bulls as leverage to stay in South Beach long term? I bet Wade gets booed big time every time he touches the basketball…Oh, by the way…GO BULLS!

  • SpongeBob

    It would be churlish for me to point out that the Bulls lead the league — again– in attendance this year averagining 21,517 and that the Heat are in 5th place with 19,764. It would be mean for me to point out that in reverse order istartin wiht this year, in the last five years the Buls have been 1st, 2d, 2d, 1st and 2nd in attendance. In the same period of time the Heat have been 5th, 15th, 8th, 5, (following the championship season, no less!) and 4th in the year they actually won the championship. I’m not sure it’s necessarily for a city to unreservedly pack the house to see a bad product; it tends to encourage ownership to pedle mediocrity (See the Cubs). But to say Chicago doesn’t turn out for the Bulls unless tehHeat are playing, tthat is just stupid and unsupportable.

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