(UPDATE 11/2/16 4 p.m. ET) Patience is paying for fans hoping to purchase World Series Game 7 tickets: prices have continued to drop in the hours leading up to first pitch.
The average resale price for Game 7 World Series tickets on TicketIQ is now $2,836.84, marking a 39.6 percent dip from Tuesday night's average of $4,700.55 immediately following the end of Game 6. If looking for the cheapest tickets to tonight's deciding game, the get-in price is now $1,045, down nearly 30 percent from the $1,454 get-in price late Tuesday night.
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Prices for Game 7 World Series Tickets in Cleveland Down 33% Following Game 6
(UPDATE 11/2/16 12 p.m. ET) Hoping to be on hand for Game 7 at Progressive Field tonight? Good news, prices for World Series Game 7 tickets are dropping on the secondary market.
On TicketIQ, the average resale price price for Game 7 World Series tickets is now $3,137.50. That marks a 33 percent drop over the last 12 hours (tickets were averaging $4,700.55 at midnight Wednesday morning). If looking for the cheapest tickets available, they're currently priced from $1,054 each.
Average sale price has also dropped over the last 12 hours. Immediately following Game 6, the average sale price for Game 7 World Series tickets was $2,815. As of noon Wednesday, that average price sits at $1,849, marking nearly a $1,000 dip over that time period.
Cubs Keep Title Hopes Alive With Game 6 Win, Game 7 World Series Tickets in Cleveland Averaging $4,700
(UPDATE 11/2/16 12 a.m. ET) Remove the asterisk: there will be a Game 7 in Cleveland Wednesday night.
Following a 9-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Cubs have forced a winner-take-all matchup at Progressive Field. One team will break a long-enduring title drought, and fans will be paying top dollar for Game 7 World Series tickets on the secondary market.
On TicketIQ, the average resale ticket price for Wednesday’s Game 7 is now $4,700.55, which marks a 20 percent jump from the $3,922.11 average posted prior to the start of Game 6. That makes it the most expensive World Series Game 7 on average this decade, surpassing both 2011’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers and 2014’s game between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
Expect to pay up if looking just to get past the gates at Progressive Field Wednesday night. As it stands now the cheapest Game 7 World Series tickets are listed from $1,454 each, up 7 percent from the $1,363 get-in price prior to the start of Game 6.
Prices for Game 6 World Series Tickets in Cleveland Continue to Fall, Remains Most Expensive Game 6 of Last Seven Years
(UPDATE 11/1/16) Game 6 of the 2016 World Series will be played at Progressive Field tonight, and ticket prices continue to drop in the hours leading up to first pitch. On TicketIQ the average resale price for Game 6 World Series tickets is now $1,742, marking a 39 percent dip from Monday's average of $2,023. If looking just to get in, the cheapest tickets are now listed from $692 each.
However, even with the notable dip in price over the last 24 hours, tonight's game still remains the priciest Game 6 of the World Series since at least 2010, when TicketIQ began tracking resale ticket data. It will be the fourth Game 6 of the last seven years and eclipses 2013's game between the Red Sox and Cardinals as the most expensive on average.
Should the Cubs force a Game 7 with a win tonight, fans can expect ticket prices to skyrocket on the secondary market. As it stands now the average resale price for Game 7 World Series tickets is $3,973, more than double the average resale price of Game 6. The cheapest tickets to a potential Game 7 on Wednesday are currently $1,493 each. Visit Business Insider for more information on both World Series games, which would serve as the most expensive Games 6 and 7s of the last seven years.
Plenty of travel options remain for the traveling Cubs fan ahead of Game 6. On Priceline.com, a round-trip flight from Chicago to Cleveland with an overnight stay on Tuesday or Wednesday can be found from as low as $295. On Priceline.com's mobile app, the cheapest 3-star hotels start from $39 on Tuesday and $45 on Wednesday.
Prices for Game 6 & 7 World Series Tickets Dropping as Cubs Push Series Back to Cleveland
(UPDATE 10/31/16) It was quite a weekend in Wrigleyville, as the the Chicago Cubs dropped Games 3 and 4 of the 2016 World Series but kept their title hopes alive with a Game 5 win Sunday night. With the series now at 3-2 in favor of the Cleveland Indians, the Fall Classic will return to Progressive Field for Game 6 on Tuesday, and prices for World Series Game 6 tickets have tumbled in the wake of the Cubs' victory.
On TicketIQ, the average resale price for Game 6 World Series tickets is now $2,022.85. That marks a 30 percent drop from the $2,869.98 average prior to Game 5's first pitch. If looking just to get past the gates at Progressive Field on Tuesday the cheapest tickets are currently listed from $653 each, down nearly $300 from its $934 get-in price on Sunday.
Should the Cubs push the series to a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday, fans will also find falling ticket prices on the secondary market. As of Monday afternoon Game 7 World Series tickets are averaging $4,288.50, a 6 percent drop from Sunday's average price of $4,545.26. The cheapest Game 7 World Series tickets are priced from $1,568, down nearly $100 from the $1,639 get-in price Sunday evening.
Prices for Cubs World Series Tickets Dropping, Still Remain Most Expensive for Fall Classic Ever
(UPDATE 10/28/16) It will take some deep pockets to see the Chicago Cubs host their first World Series games in 71 years this weekend.
After trading Games 1 and 2 of the 2016 World Series with the Cleveland Indians, the Cubs return home for the next three games at Wrigley Field between Friday and Sunday. Should they win Games 3 and 4, they'll have the opportunity to clinch their first title in 108 years at home on Sunday night, and it's unsurprising that Cubs World Series tickets at Wrigley Field are posting record demand on the secondary market ahead of first pitch Friday night.
As it stands now, the average resale price for Cubs World Series tickets across Games 3-5 is $5,485 on TicketIQ. While that still serves as a record average for a World Series team this decade, tickets at Wrigley Field are down nearly 9 percent on average from Thursday's average of $6,024 at 4:30 p.m ET. Since Monday morning, the average resale price for Cubs World Series tickets at Wrigley Field has dropped 19 percent from $6,782. Game 3 on Friday night will be the cheapest of the three games to attend, with tickets currently averaging $4,786 and the get-in price listed from $2,138.
Even with the notable dip in average price across the homestand, the potential to bring the North Side of Chicago its first World Series title in more than a century is setting record price points for Game 5 on Sunday night. Tickets for Game 5 now average $6,548, making it the most expensive championship game across all five major North American sports in the last seven years. If looking just to be a part of the action, tickets for Sunday's game start from $2,150 each.
Sunday's Game 5 currently trumps Super Bowl XLIX as the most expensive sporting event since 2010, when TicketIQ began tracking resale ticket data. Interestingly enough, the top-priced Stanley Cup Final game was also held in Chicago in 2015, when the Blackhawks played host to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4. That game owned an average resale price of $2,369 - nearly three times less than Sunday's Game 5 at Wrigley Field.
Cubs Clinch 1st World Series Berth In 71 Years; Tickets Averaging Over $6,400 on Secondary Market
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 10/22/16) Rejoice, Wrigleyville – the Chicago Cubs are National League champions.
With Saturday's 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS, the Cubs clinched their first World Series berth in 71 years. They’ll face the Cleveland Indians beginning Tuesday night, and Cubs World Series tickets are posting record-shattering prices on the secondary market.
On TicketIQ, the average resale price for Cubs World Series tickets across the three potential games at Wrigley Field is $3,603, while the average listing price is over $6,400 per seat. That makes the Cubs the most expensive World Series-bound team since at least 2010, when TicketIQ began tracking resale ticket data.
Infographic – all seven games prices
With the Indians looking to quell their own long-enduring title drought, they own the second most expensive World Series tickets this decade. Indians World Series tickets own a secondary market average of $3,680. Both 2016 World Series teams break the previous most expensive average price record set by the 2010 San Francisco Giants, who owned a $1,660.96 average across their two home games against the Texas Rangers.
Cubs Head Home on Cusp of World Series Berth; Game 6 Tickets Averaging Over $1,000
(UPDATE 10/21/16) Looking to be a part of history at Wrigley Field this weekend? Be prepared to pay top dollar if so.
The Chicago Cubs are just one win removed from their first World Series berth in 71 years, and it will be a high-priced affair on the North Side as they look to clinch the pennant at home. Cubs NLCS Game 6 tickets on TicketIQ are now averaging over $1,000 on TicketIQ, making Saturday's affair among the most expensive LCS games since at least 2010. If looking just to get past the gates at Wrigley, Game 6 tickets start from $410 each for standing-room-only tickets. The cheapest seats are in Section 506 for $515 each.
The Dodgers will put all their chips on ace Clayton Kershaw in the win-or-go-home game. The Cubs turn to Kyle Hendricks to lead them to their first Fall Classic since 1945, who led the majors with a 2.13 ERA and is a leading candidate for this year's N.L. Cy Young Award. Should the Dodgers extend the series to a decisive Game 7 on Sunday, it will serve as the top-priced LCS game this decade. Game 7 tickets currently own an average resale price of $1,328.41 and the cheapest standing-room-only tickets are listed from $445. Section 506 currently owns the cheapest seats at $499 a pop.
Should the Cubs come away with a Game 6 or 7 win, the Cubs will have the opportunity to break the longest World Series drought in MLB history. The franchise won its last World Series title in 1908. As for the Dodgers, they are looking to clinch their first Fall Classic berth since 1988.
Dodgers NLCS Tickets Start From Under $90 as Series Shifts to Los Angeles
(UPDATE 10/17/16) The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers split Games 1 and 2 of the 2016 NLCS, providing a slew of storylines at Wrigley Field over the weekend. From Miguel Montero's go-ahead grand slam in Game 1 to Clayton Kershaw's shutdown performance in Game 2, the series now heads to Los Angeles as a best-of-five for rights to represent the National League in the 2016 World Series.
Los Angeles will be a significantly cheaper destination point for fans searching for NLCS tickets on the secondary market, too, as the Dodgers own the second cheapest prices in the LCS this season behind the Blue Jays. On TicketIQ, Dodgers NLCS tickets across Games 3-5 are now averaging $315.72. That is significantly cheaper than Games 1 and 2 at Wrigley, where tickets averaged $548 on the secondary market.
Should either team win the next two games, fans can find tickets to a potential clinching Game 5 for just $90 at Dodger Stadium. It will be nearly 400 percent more expensive to see a clinching game if the series returns to Chicago - Cubs NLCS tickets at Wrigley Field start from $446 each at Game 6 and $464 each at Game 7.
Cubs vs Dodgers NLCS Tickets Are 136% More Expensive In Chicago
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 10/14/16) It's official - the Los Angeles Dodgers will face the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 NLCS. In a monumental Game 5 in the nation's capital, Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers were able to stave off Daniel Murphy and the Washington Nationals, and they'll now battle the Cubs for rights to the 2016 World Series.
Fans may best serve their wallets attending games in Los Angeles, however, as the average resale price for Cubs vs. Dodgers NLCS tickets is more than double in Chicago than in Los Angeles.
On TicketIQ, Cubs NLCS tickets now average $812.08 across all four potential games at Wrigley Field. While that is a notable dip from the team's record-setting LCS average just two days ago, it is still substantially more expensive than what the Dodgers are seeing across their three possible NLCS games at Dodger Stadium.
With Games 3-5 set in Chavez Ravine, the average resale price for Dodgers NLCS tickets is currently $344.23. That makes the Cubs' average price 136 percent higher than the Dodgers'. Over the seven-game series, the average price for 2016 NLCS tickets is $417.59.
Check out a game-by-game price breakdown below:
The Cubs enter the 2016 NLCS after defeating the San Francisco Giants in four NLDS games. It will be their second consecutive NLCS appearance after falling to the New York Mets last season. The Dodgers will play into the NLCS for the first time since 2013. The Cubs look to clinch their first Fall Classic berth since 1945 while the Dodgers last entered the World Series in 1988.
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