Chicago Cubs fans are already hyped for what’s ahead this postseason, but with the team’s first playoff game just one day away, the city is celebrating the team in a new way.
A pre-playoff pep rally was held Thursday night at 9 p.m. in the Division Street Entertainment District.
Fans are willing to pay a reported $336 for tickets and Steve Buzil, of Sit Close Tickets, says he's getting calls from all over the world.
"The guy's 85, the grandmother's 90, this is the last shot, I gotta get 'em to the game, I mean I feel like a therapist," he said of the stories fans shared with him.
The event was hosted by CSN’s Todd Hollandsworth and ESPN’s David Kaplan.
108 Italian beef sandwiches were handed out, marking 108 years since the North Side's last championship, by Buona Beef at participating Division Street bars and former players made surprise appearances throughout the night. Fans were also be given free “fan swag.”