CHICAGO (CBS) – The Cubs tied up the series and businesses are scoring big, thanks to the team’s success.
After the famine of 71 years of baseball futility, businesses are cashing in on feast that is the Fall Classic.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Shower Chance By Daybreak
Steve Shavitz, owner of Sports World, said the Cubs’ October World Series is generating more revenue than he’s ever seen in 40 years of business.
And other businesses are hoping to cash in too.
Some bars on the strip alongside the park are planning to charge $100, and some even $250 cover charges for drink and meal packages.READ MORE: Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail Problems
At least 300,000 people jammed into Wrigleyville for the NLCS clinch game. And that number is expected to jump during the World Series.
Susan Massel, with the Regional Transportation Authority, expects public ridership numbers to jump too.
Massel was buying Cubs gear to be sent to Cleveland. That’s because if the Cubs win the boss of the RTA in the Cleveland area will have to wear the Cubs gear on the trains there.MORE NEWS: Shock And Outrage In Humboldt Park At Death Of Young Parents Yasmin Perez, Gyovanny Arzuaga In Shooting Called 'Execution-Style'
And if it should go the other way, well we won’t even talk about that.