World Series Game 7 Ticket Prices Exploded the Moment Cubs Took Commanding Lead in Game 6
After the Cubs lost to the Indians in Game 4 of the World Series, the price of tickets to Game 5 on the resale market plummeted.
Funny what a difference a few days can make.
On Tuesday, when the Cubs jumped out to an early 7-0 lead over the Indians in Game 6, moral amongst Cubs fans wasn’t the only thing that went up. The price of tickets to Game 7 on various resale platforms also spiked dramatically.
According to TicketIQ, a ticket resale market tracker, before Game 6 the average asking price for tickets to Game 7 was $3,922, while the average actual sale price was around $1,800.
After the Cubs’ three-run first inning, the average asking price jumped 7% to $4,200, while the average actual sale price jumped 17% to $2,100. By the end of Game 6, average asking price had jumped 19.8% to $4,698, while the average sale price was up 56.4% to $2,815—more than the average ticket price for eight of the last 10 Super Bowls.
On StubHub, a pair of Game 7 seats near the Cubs dugout sold for $19,500 a piece. Meanwhile, tickets 10-15 rows up with a face value of $300 were going for $4,500.
At those prices, it’s not just fans who are thinking about selling their tickets. Cubs catcher David Ross is doing some serious retirement planning.
David Ross, when told standing room tickets are $2,000: “Can I sell mine? I’m looking for a job after tomorrow”
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) November 2, 2016
Game 7 starts Wednesday at 8pm ET. If you don’t feel like paying $2,800 to be there in person, you can watch it on Fox in the U.S. or Sportsnet in Canada.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]