As Cubs Reach Greater Heights In Playoffs, So Do Ticket Prices

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s one small step closer to the World Series, one giant leap in ticket prices for Cubs fans.

Secondary market websites are selling standing-room-only tickets for Game 1 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field on Saturday for $347 to $500, a far cry from last week, when standing-room-only tickets for the NLDS sold for $125.

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Bleacher seats for the first game against the Dodgers or Nationals were selling for $450 to as much as $20,000 on StubHub.

Fans might have to change their expectations if they hope to see the Cubs in person, like two gentlemen who caught Game 1 of the NLDS against the Giants on Friday.

“Usually, we’re bleacher fans, but this time we sat in the 500 section [the upper deck] just to get to the game,” one man said.

For Cubs fans who haven’t seen a World Series win in more than a century, there might be no limit to how much they’ll pay if the team advances again.

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