Fans Pay Record-Busting Bucks for Game 7 of World Series

Pair of seats behind Cubs dugout went for $19.5K each
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2016 12:08 PM CDT
Fans Pay Record-Busting Bucks for Game 7 of World Series
Game 7 ticket sales are on track to break records.   (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

A World Series win Tuesday night by the Chicago Cubs against the Cleveland Indians has forced a Game 7—and apparently forced someone with a lot of disposable income to open up quite a bit of their wallet. Per MarketWatch, a pair of seats behind the Cubs dugout at Cleveland's Progressive Field for Wednesday night's game sold on StubHub for a record-breaking $19,500 each. Other tickets (including standing-room-only tix, with prices there hovering around $1,000 on StubHub, per are also selling well on the secondary-market broker sites, with seats that usually go for around $300 at face value being scooped up for about $4,500 on StubHub.

"Game 7 will be in a league of its own for the MLB prices we've tracked over the last seven years," says the founder of StubHub rival TicketIQ, which notes its own average asking price of $4,700 per ticket—which would take care of about five months' worth of rent for an average apartment in Cleveland, per an apartment rental tracking site the Wall Street Journal checked out. Perhaps one of the prevailing reasons for the high demand? The fact that the Indians haven't nabbed a World Series win since 1948, and the Cubs haven't since 40 years before that. (Check out Bill Murray and other celebs likely rooting for the Cubs to break their 100-year-plus World Series curse.)

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