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.
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.