Skip to comments.Ticket prices going up again at Wrigley
Posted on 11/20/2004 6:09:02 PM PST by Mike Bates
For the third straight off-season, Cubs ticket prices have taken a dramatic increase nearly across the board, rising as much as 20 percent for prime seats.
Increases last winter averaged about 17 percent and figure to be about the same this year.
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Looks like it will be standing room only at Miller Park again this year for the Cub refugees! :)
Whaddia expect from a bubblegum team playing for a bubblegum owner . . .
As long as people will stand in line for those seats the owners would be stupid to not raise the price of admission.
Is it too late to book a suite on the Titanic?
Looks like I will have to keep going to Comiskey (I will never call it that other name) when I go spend the day or weekend in Chicago.
My guess would be their prices are still lower then Boston's.
I've completely sworn off of every attending another professional game of any sort. I've long since had it with the whiney rich boys who lack in self-control. They may be good at what they do, but I refuse to support their pugilistic, promiscuous, and petulant ways.
Then again, Boston has won a World Series since 1912, right?
Like Cohiba cigars and Bushmills whiskey major league baseball tickets are not one of life's little necessities. I'm a firm believer in the free market and if the owners feel they can get more for their product more power to them.
However, I don't want one red cent of taxpayer money used to finance "more modern facilities". A number of major American cities are still paying on multimillion dollar bond issues for stadiums that were long ago hauled to the rubble heap. The Kingdome in Seattle, and Three Rivers come to mind most quickly. If a major league team threatens to leave town because the citizens won't pay for their new facility I'll be more than happy to show them the door.
Think of those increased ticket prices as a "user fee" to finance those new stadiums the billionaire owners, and millionaire players just can't get built any other way !!!
agreed--when I feel "the urge" to watch a professional sporting game in the company of other "fans"----I go to my local bar.
Imagine what the prices would be if they actually took the pennant....
It's a scandal. The Cubs have their own affiliated scalper company, and so they withhold tickets from the box office and sell them "off-line" at higher prices. This also decreases supply so that they can raise the box office prices as well.
It's not a bubblegum owner any more. The Cubs are owned by the Tribune Company. Tribune is the owner that has raised ticket prices so dramatically.
For the sake of historical reference: The births, deaths, and special events of 1912 .
A new stadium for the Cubs? They'll win a World Series first.
You had me worried there for a second. I thought I was gonna find out that was the year I was born.
And Heaven forbid anyone criticizes the players for anything. . .
I think there was a deal worked out between the buildings' owners and the Cubs. Certainly there's enough money to go around for everyone involved.
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