TicketNews has written several stories related to theChicago Cubs cancellations of long time season ticket holders. Our investigation has raised more questions than answers. After calling dozens of ticket brokers over the last few day, we have discovered that out of state brokers have taken the brunt of the cancellations, particularly those located in the state of New York, though the New Yorkers are not the only ones feeling the pinch.
Additionally, we spoke with several brokers located in New York but who maintain Illinois addresses who were successfully able to renew their tickets.
We have reached out to the Chicago Cubs for comment, but so far they have refused to confirm or deny the criteria used determine the cancellations, other to maintain that the accounts they are cancelling are alleged nonresident ticket brokers. The Cubs maintain that they are cancelling those accounts to provide more ticket opportunities to Cubs “fans”, which we have interpreted as Illinois residents.