Astronomical Bar & Ticket Prices Won’t Deter Cubs Fans
It's no secret that Chicago Cubs fans have waited 71 years for their team to make it back to the World Series. That 71 years is even more daunting when broken down into weeks, days, hours, minutes and even seconds.
Wrigley Field has not hosted a World Series game in
— BaseballMovie Quotes (@BaseballmovieQ) October 28, 2016
But no one could have predicted the astronomical ticket prices for Game 3 of the World Series. Tickets are going for $2,000-plus. Cough, cough ... and those tickets are just for standing room ... cough, cough.
This gif that SportsCenter tweeted out sums it all up.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 28, 2016
Even the cover charges for World Series watch parties at Chicago bars are outlandish. ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted a video with a line of Cubs fans waiting to pay a $100 cover charge. You can even hear the woman at the door say that once the game starts if bar-goers leave they cannot reenter.
11 AM CT: The Cubby Bear across from Wrigley has opened. 150 people on line pay $100 cover charge. pic.twitter.com/SFtVhFqsEK
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 28, 2016
But these high prices are not stopping Cubbies fans in the slightest. If you were to go to StubHub right now, you'd see that there are literally no tickets left to purchase for Game 3 Friday night.
This latest act of deep-seated fandom by Cubs fans only serves as more evidence to the running theory that the end of the team's 108-year World Series drought will also mean the end of the city of Chicago as we know it.