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Cubs World Series Tickets at Record Prices: $75,000 Resale

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By    |   Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016 08:03 AM

Chicago Cubs World Series tickets are at record prices – topping even Super Bowl tickets – with some going as high as $75,000 on resale sites.

The Cubs, in the World Series for the first time in more than 100 years, will play in a sold-out Wrigley Field for Games 3, 4, and 5, if necessary. Those Chicago tickets are averaging $10,590, reported WMAQ-TV on Monday, pointing to reports from TickPick.

That average tops the $6,100 Super Bowl fans paid to watching Peyton Manning's final game with the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers.

The Chicago average makes ticket prices for the four potential games at Cleveland's Progressive Field look like a steal – they're averaging just $3,862.

WLS-TV said "standing room" tickets – meaning tickets without seats – are currently costing $675 apiece in Cleveland and $1,900 at Wrigley Field, according to StubHub. The actual price for the cheapest Progressive Field seat ticket is $898, but $2,600 at Wrigley.

"This is certainly off the charts in terms of anything we've seen in the ticket market," Jesse Lawrence of Ticket IQ told WLS-TV. "It's just the definition of a once in a lifetime experience."

WLS-TV said there are Chicago fans, like Tom Wilbeck, ready to drop the big money for those tickets. Wilbeck told the television station he was prepared to pay $20,000 for tickets so he could take his father.

"It's not crazy at all," said Wilbeck, noting that he has been calling resale brokers for the best prices. "If you're a Cubs fan and you've grown up and gone through what this whole city as Cubs fans have had to deal with, it's not crazy."

Orbitz senior editor Jeanenne Tornatore told WLS-TV that roughly 50 percent more Cubs fans than Indians fans are expected to travel for the World Series.

"This will smash every other World Series pricing, by every measure," Lawrence told Forbes magazine. "I doubt it will ever be broken. Nearly 200 years of combined pent-up demand won't ever happen again in any sport."

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