Chicago baseball fans priced out of World Series games

Global Business

The World Series, baseball’s ultimate stage, is finally coming to Chicago Friday after the first two games in Cleveland and for the first time since 1945.

But for many Cubs fans, the dream of attending a World Series game at their beloved Wrigley Field is going to remain a dream.

CCTV America’s Roza Kazan reports. Follow Roza Kazan on Twitter @rozakazancctv

The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time in more than 70 years inspiring much hope in their long-suffering fans. But now, Cubs fans are suffering for another reason.

Tickets at Wrigley Field for Friday night’s Game 3 are at least $1,900 on the Internet ticket exchange, StubHub. And that’s for standing room only. For one seat, you have to pay more than $3,000.

On Friday afternoon, infield box tickets were going for more than $8,500 apiece. That’s more than double the cost of round trip ticket from Chicago to Beijing in First Class.

But even watching it on TV in a bar near the field will cost you, too. Some bars are charging $250 to get in to stand, $1,000 for four people to seat at a table.