How much would you pay to watch a World Series game at Wrigley Field?
That’s the question Chicago Cubs jerseys fans hope they’ll have to answer later this month.
As of Tuesday afternoon, StubHub an online ticket marketplace for the resale of tickets offered tickets for a potential World Series ranging from $1,679.99 (standing room to Game 3 on Oct. 25) to $54,860 (infield club box to Game 4 on Oct. 26) per seat.
Peoria Chiefs president Rocky Vonachen was momentarily speechless when informed of that price range.
“Holy cow!” Vonachen finally said, channeling the late Cubs jerseys play by play announcer Harry Caray, who was his father Pete’s best friend. “I might put mine on there.”
Vonachen was joking probably.
As the Class A Midwest League affiliate of the Cubs jerseys, the Chiefs typically receive four tickets to each postseason game. The Chiefs usually treat those tickets as a perk to loyal sponsors in Peoria. That’s what Vonachen already has been busy explaining heading into tonight’s National League Division Series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers jerseys.
“Long lost friends all of a sudden show up,” Vonachen said. “I just tell them we get very few tickets, and usually we use those for our corporate partners.”
Short of owning Cubs jerseys season tickets or knowing someone with access to playoff seats, the average fan has limited options to attend a postseason game. StubHub receives 10 percent of the ticket price from the buyer and 15 percent from the seller, with MLB teams taking a percentage.
Tickets also are auctioned and sold at sites such as Craigslist and eBay, also at steep prices.
Reggie cheap mlb jerseys for sale Bustinza will attend Thursday’s Game 2 against the Dodgers jerseys thanks to an unlikely source a White Sox jerseys fan.
The Peorian and a few other people he knows signed up for an online lottery on the Cubs jerseys’ Web site. His girlfriend’s mom in the Chicago suburbs received a winning notification by e mail. That ensured her of an opportunity to choose NLDS tickets at face value, which Bustinza and his girlfriend a backer of the South Siders will use.
“I feel super lucky,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it that we got through.”
Because he works at Bradley University, Bustinza was unsure he would be able to attend his first Cubs jerseys postseason game. The university is in the midst of homecoming preparations for this weekend, and a day off was out of the question.
“I think this is probably the best Cubs jerseys team I’ve seen in my lifetime,” said Bustinza, 28. “Top to bottom, they have good pitching and good hitting. They seem to have good chemistry. And the NL is pretty weak, really, compared to the AL.”
Bustinza believed he had good fortune last season, when he emerged from the previous ticket system an online waiting room with four tickets to the National League Championship Series. Bustinza watched on television as the Cubs jerseys were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks jerseys in the NLDS.
“Last year, I was really bummed,” Bustinza said. “My sister (Erica) lives in New York, and she’s a huge Cubs jerseys fan. I was going to take her and a couple of my cousins with me. She was going to fly into Chicago for the game. Then there was no game.
“It was far more painful actually knowing we had a chance to go and then couldn’t go. That made (the sweep) that much worse.”
Anyone who registered for this year’s online random draw and didn’t win NLDS tickets remained in the pool for the NLCS. Registration closed Monday, with winners to be notified Thursday by e mail. Those who win the right to order NLCS tickets have a six hour window Friday to purchase two tickets.
Information on the World Series ticket lottery will be added later, according to the team Web site. Those without Internet access can call (773) 404 2827.