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Thursday, November 07, 2019

Cubs lower ticket prices by 2.5 percent but what does it really mean for fans?

The Chicago Cubs had a disappointing season on the field in 2019, but they may have found a way to make that up to some of their season ticket holders.

On Wednesday, the team announced that season ticket prices will be down an average of 2.5% going into the 2020 season. Cale Vennum, the Cubs vice president of ticketing, says some season ticket packages will be down as much as 6.5%.

“Our season ticket holders are obviously disappointed that we didn’t make the playoffs last year,” Vennum said Wednesday, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune. “But they look at this team and still see a roster they expect to be really competitive for 2020. The feedback we’ve gotten around (new manager) David Ross has been fantastic. Our fans are really excited to see him lead this team in 2020.”

The Cubs missed the postseason for the first time since 2014. Big changes have already been made to the coaching staff in an effort to refocus the team on reaching its larger goal. The biggest change will have David Ross, who was a member of the Cubs 2016 championship team, replacing Joe Maddon as manager.

You mean, other than them having a bit more money to spend in the eating and drinking establishments of Wrigleyville?

 

QLE Posted: November 07, 2019 at 12:46 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, ticket prices

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Red Sox expect to increase ticket prices in 2020

Tickets in the secondary market were cheaper than I ever remember seeing. Considering that the Red Sox sell tickets through this market, I wouldn’t have expected a ticket price increase for next season.

The Red Sox froze ticket prices ahead of the 2012, 2013 and 2015 seasons.

Over the last four years, ticket prices have gone up 1.4 percent, 2.9 percent., 2.5 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively. In that time, the payroll has been around $204 million, $192 million, $239 million and $240 million, respectively.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 01, 2019 at 10:05 AM | 11 comment(s)
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