Want to see World Se­ries at Wrigley? It will cost thou­sands

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

CHICAGO >> Fans hop­ing to see the Cubs play in the World Se­ries for the first time since 1945 are find­ing a seat could cost them more than what their grand­par­ents paid for their houses.

The eu­pho­ria from Satur­day night’s vic­tory over the Los An­ge­les Dodgers gave way Mon­day to the re­al­iza­tion that his­tory doesn’t come cheap.

Box seats on ticket-sell­ing sites such as StubHub were $50,000 and up, with one seller ask­ing $100,000 for a seat and an­other ask­ing for just un­der $1 mil­lion. But there are lots of box seat tick­ets in the $5,000 to $10,000 range. Tick­ets to just get into the park and stand be­hind those with ac­tual seats were go­ing for more than $2,200 each.

Ticket prices are up in Cleve­land, too, but prices sug­gest In­di­ans fans are not will­ing to pay nearly as much. And there are indi­ca­tions that Cubs fans, get­ting a look at what they’d pay at Wrigley ver­sus Pro­gres­sive Field, are buy­ing two tick­ets: one for a plane and one for a game.

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