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CHICAGO (CBS) — Some are calling this weekend’s matchup between Chicago and Green Bay the toughest ticket ever to a Bears game.
A check of Stubhub on Monday showed the cheapest seats were $450 each, and that’s for nosebleed seats in the corner of the upper deck.
On the other end of the spectrum, it was $2,671 per ticket if you want to sit in the fourth row of the lower level, right on the 50-yard line.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole introduces us to some season ticket holders trying to decide whether to go to the game or make some quick cash.
When it comes to rooting for the Bears, the Han family starts training early. They have been faithful season ticket holders for over a decade, yet their two seats at this Sunday’s epic game are on sale for $500 apiece.
Joon Han said selling the tickets could offset Christmas expenses. But working on a $700 profit from his place in the stands will take some work.
“The price can fluctuate big-time, so I’m checking the tickets all the time, the prices – so it’s harder than you think,” he said.
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At online auction sites like Craigslist, fans are trying to sell their tickets for anywhere from $300 to $10,000.
Professional brokers like those at Gold Coast tickets say realistic prices are between $500 and $2,000, and their phones have been ringing off the hook.
“This is our biggest game we’ve ever had for the Chicago Bears,” Max Waisvisc said.
Selling his family’s 12 season tickets in tough economic times, Joe Browns is trying to be realistic. But he and his sister, Kim, are at odds over the sale.
Joe says they could raise money for next season’s tickets, but Kim wants to take her share of the proceeds and go to the Super Bowl.
A few years back, when the Bears were one game away from the Super Bowl, tickets were selling for about $200 to $500 less than they are for this Sunday’s game.
Meanwhile, interest in the Bears is so high that brokers are selling Bulls tickets for tomorrow’s game with Charlotte at 50 percent off face value.