Blitz Not On For Bears Tickets

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bears’ first playoff game is Sunday at soldier field. And while you might think tickets would be outrageously expensive, they’re not, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

For instance, a seat 20 rows back cost $112 each, according to Stubhub. Spend a bit more — $257 each – and you’ll be in the second row of Section 341, around the 20-yard line. The best seats in the house — the first row of the lower level around the 20-yard line -– were going $600 each, parking included.

Managers at Gold Coast Tickets say things have been slow this week. Instead of buying, fans are selling.

Bob Hunt has two extra tickets to Sunday’s Bears game. He’s selling them because he can’t give them away.

“There’s not many people who want to go to this game. I’ve asked around and everybody’s kinda like ‘Eh,’” Hunt said. “Everybody’s pretty much assuming this is going to be an easy game for the Bears and (they’re) waiting for the packers to come to Soldier Field.”

If the Bears and Green Bay Packers win this weekend, they would play each other the following Sunday. Waiting for the match-up between the longtime rivals is just one reason some Chicago fans are bypassing this week’s tickets.

Tickets sellers think the weak economy may be another excuse. Meanwhile, the distance and weather is keeping Seattle fans at home.

“Those people don’t want to come to Chicago where it’s nice and cold,” Max Waisvisz of Gold Coast Tickets said.

Add up all the excuses and places Gold Coast have 300 ticket they’re trying to sell. Stubhub has 2,000. And the lowest price? About $100.

Some fans weren’t buying any of the excuses.

“I think we’re becoming a country of wusses,” said one man who purchased brokered tickets.

One more reason Bears tickets aren’t selling that well: Brokers say those who are buying tickets to sporting events are choosing the red-hot Bulls over the Bears. The Bulls play the Miami Heat on Saturday.

  • MN

    If the Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks this week, they play the Green Bay Packers the following Sunday. Waiting for the match-up between the longtime rivals is just one reason some Chicago fans are bypassing this week’s tickets.

    Guy! The Packers play the Falcons this week. So the Packers aren’t going to be in town for sure. Maybe you should go on to get your facts straight. Actually. I’m headed there now.

    • Illitererate donk

      Ummm, it says IF thr Bears and Packers win this weekend…

      Imaginary reading skills?

  • American

    obamacare economy

    • James Watkins

      that was inherited from the Bush administration, please get your facts straight if you are making a PUBLIC COMMENT. If you are leaving your political observations, have the fortitude to leave your name.

      • john

        james, you dont have your facts straight. the dems controlled house & senate since 2007 and before that for a few years it was repubs. so, its both parties but mainly dems the last few years with their dumb social policies.

      • James Watkins

        You are correct on who controlled the house and senate. But, the Bush administration put us in a war, right or wrong, without verifying the reasons why to the public (weapons of mass destruction). The housing mess is Bush’s fault, relaxed over-site on lending institutions, mortgages that never should of been given. The end result is one of the main reasons of the word economical periods in this countries history.

  • MN

    Of course it says that now. You should of read it an hr ago. DONK! What i posted the first time was copied and pasted from this article. My buddy must of figured it out and changed it. Do you see what I pasted on the article? NOPE!! He must of went to ABC like I recommended.

  • Vicky

    Pat Quinn can buy them with the money that he stole from the citizens. Hope that he freezes his cahoneys off whilst watching them lose.

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  • John Loiacano

    That Bobby Hunt is an attractive man. I wish he kept one ticket so I could sit in his lap during the game.

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