As Wrigley Field Reconstruction Continues, Cubs Tickets Under $100 Average Through May
May 5, 2015
There’s been a lot to look forward to for Cubs fans this season. Top prospect Kris Bryant has already played in 16 games, batting .291 with a .458 on base percentage in 78 at bats. Anthony Rizzo is smashing the ball with four home runs and a .530 slugging percentage. The team as a whole sits two games over .500 and second place in the National League Central behind the St. Louis Cardinals. Fans keep coming out to games, as the Cubs currently rank fifth in the National League in total attendance. However, Cubs tickets on the secondary market remain relatively affordable on the secondary market.
Through May, Cubs tickets on TicketIQ have an average price of $70.02. Over a full season, that would place the Cubs 24th in average price. That might be normal for some smaller market teams, but the Cubs have one of the most expensive full season averages, one of seven teams above $100.
However, most of those prices do not rise above the $100 mark until June, when some of the reconstruction of Wrigley Field is expected to be finished. Some of those renovations will be rolled out as early as Monday. When the Cubs play the New York Mets, some parts of the outfield bleachers will be open to fans for the first time this season. The right-field bleachers are expected to be opened on June 11. Currently, the right field video board in being installed at the stadium.
(Via @WrigleyRenovate on Twitter)
The most expensive Cubs tickets in May will come at the end of the month against the reigning American League champion Kansas City Royals. The series collectively has an average price of $105.63 on the secondary market. The most expensive Cubs vs Royals tickets will come on Saturday, May 30 with an average price of $123.
As more renovations continue to be rolled out at Wrigley Field and as the Cubs continue to play well, there could be some high demand to see games on the North Side of Chicago throughout the summer.