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Lack Of Demand For Cubs Tickets Continues For Yankees Series

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CHICAGO (CBS) The Cubs have some pretty high-profile series coming up over the next couple of weeks, but visits from the Yankees and White Sox don’t seem to be doing a whole lot for the secondary ticket market.

As of 9:00 a.m. Friday, there were 1,890 tickets available on StubHub for the 1:20 p.m. game against the Yankees, and 1,158 of those tickets were for under $100. Fans could purchase tickets for as low as $30 for an Outfield Upper Deck Reserved seat.

Saturday’s Yankees game saw an increase in price, $54 for the cheapest Outfield Upper Deck Box seat, but has significantly more available, 3,228 tickets available on StubHub and 1,079 under $100.

It’s obvious that fans have finally had enough of rising ticket prices and embarrassing performances from the team. The Cubs have drawn an average of 35,355 fans per home game this season, down from the 37,814 in 2010 and the 40,743 in 2008.

The situation doesn’t get much better when the White Sox make the trip to the Friendly Confines. For the three weekend games from July 1-3, there are 16,875 tickets available on StubHub and seats are cheap as $29.

The Cubs-White Sox series from U.S. Cellular Field, which starts on Monday, has a good number of seats available for all three games in the $30-$40 range.

The decrease in demand for Cubs tickets is more visible in matchups with National League opponents. On Saturday July 23, for the 12:05 p.m. game against the Houston Astros, StubHub has tickets available for as cheap as $20 for an Outfield Upper Deck Reserved seat.

A quick search on StubHub shows that there are 19 games for the remainder of the season that have tickets available for under $10. Several of those games, like the Thursday afternoon game against the Atlanta Braves on August 25, have tickets available for $4.

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