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Cubs World Series Ticket Prices Skyrocket, Top Even Super Bowl Numbers

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For many Chicago Cubs fans, you can’t put a price on knowing the beloved North Siders are heading to the World Series. But you can put a price on tickets to see them fight for their first title in more than 100 years – and it’s steep.

According to some of the most popular ticket resale sites, prices for World Series tickets in Chicago are already reaching as high as $75,000.

TickPick reports that tickets for Games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary) averaged $10,590 as of Sunday. For those traveling to Cleveland for a game, the average price drops to $3,862. That’s at least $300 more than the average prices listed Saturday.

Similarly, ticket aggregator TicketIQ reports the average listing price per seat for Cubs World Series tickets is more than $6,400 at Wrigley Field and the average resale price sits at $3,603.

These prices easily break the record for most expensive average World Series ticket prices set in 2010 by the San Francisco Giants, according to TicketIQ. In that series, prices averaged $1,660.96 across the Giants’ two home games.

For comparison, tickets to the most recent Super Bowl game featuring the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos averaged a little over $6,100, the company reports.

The highest prices on the secondary market for Chicago games reach up to $17,000 on SeatGeek, $21,000 on TicketIQ, $50,000 on VividSeats and $75,000 for dugout box seats on Stubhub.

The last time the Cubs went to the World Series was in 1945. A box seat ticket to Wrigley for that World Series cost $7.50.

Game 1 of the 2016 World Series begins Tuesday in Cleveland.

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