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Broker: Crosstown Classic Tickets Just Aren’t Selling

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Cubs and White Sox fans sit together at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago ticket broker says he’s taking a bath in Crosstown Classic tickets, both because of the because of NATO Summit and a lackluster season by both the Cubs and the White Sox.

As WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports, Max Waisvisz, the founder of Gold Coast Tickets at 908 W. Madison St., says the Crosstown tickets just aren’t moving.

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“Saturday and Sunday – well, I’m looking right now. I see 224, row 23, that’s right behind home plate; three of them in the lower deck. The regular face value on that is $54.88, and we’re selling it at 40 bucks each,” he said.

Waisvisz says Wrigley Field normally sells itself.

“I think the NATO has scared a lot of people for this Crosstown Classic, because they just don’t know if they make it down there,” Waisvisz said.

But converting lemons to lemonade, Waisvisz says it’s a great time to buy Crosstown Classic this weekend, since there will be great weather, tickets below face value, and lots of space on public transportation.

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