The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs have already played this season, but those won’t be the last games of this rivalry. St. Louis is the reigning National League Central division champions, but Chicago boasts an impressive young core that be in playoff contention throughout the season. Fans are anxiously awaiting the debut of Kris Bryant, who stole headlines during Spring Training with his given power display. These two teams are long-time rivals, so expect some competitive match-ups this season. Given the competition nature of both teams, these two teams boast high ticket prices on the secondary ticket market.
There will be 19 games played between St. Louis and Chicago during the 2015 season. With 10 games scheduled at Busch Stadium, the average ticket price for Cardinals vs. Cubs tickets is $120.86 which is higher than St. Louis’s overall average home ticket price of $81.47. Nine games will be played at Wrigley Field, including the season opening series. The average Cardinals vs. Cubs ticket price is $140.35 which is 24.5% higher than Chicago’s overall average home ticket price of $112.69. Games played in Chicago between these two teams will be 16% more expensive than the ones played in St. Louis.
The highest-priced game between these two teams will occur at Busch Stadium on June 27th. That game currently owns an average ticket price of $191.07 while the get-in price is $48. The second highest-priced game will be held at Wrigley Field on July 8th. That game currently owns an average ticket price of $158.57 while the get-in price is $24.
St. Louis and Chicago are long-time rivals, but recently, St. Louis has dominated play in the National League Central. St. Louis won 90 games last season, but ran into a hot San Francisco team during the National League Championship Series. Chicago won just 73 games, but fans are very hopeful for the future. Both fan bases should be in for an exciting season that could lead to the closest matchup between these two rivals in quite some time.