World Series Game 7 Ticket Prices Exploded the Moment Cubs Took Commanding Lead in Game 6


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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.


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]

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