No long after popping the champagne bottles to commemorate one of the most successful seasons in team history,Chicago Cubs management finished their celebration by raising ticket prices by an average of 7 to 14 percent. The Chicago Business Journal reports that Wrigley Field terrace boxes will rise by 43.3 percent.
In a letter to season ticket holders, Colin Faulkner, the team’s vice president of sales, wrote that the Cubs owners kept season tickets prices flat for the last four years, with a “minimal” increase in 2015. What he failed to mention was that the team’s tickets were already priced as the third highest in the league, at nearly $45, trailing only theRed Sox ($52) and Yankees ($51), according to statista.com. The National League champion Mets, who beat the Cubs, averaged $25 per ticket. Keep in mind that in the past 20 years the Yankees have won four out of six appearances, the Red Sox have won three of three, and the Cubs, well, you know about the curse.
With these upcoming ticket prices, some fans will probably feel as though the curse may extend to their wallets.
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