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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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. How can it be QPQ if Zonk Says it isn't a QPQ? Posted: November 07, 2019 at 08:19 AM (#5899321)
You mean, other than them having a bit more money to spend in the eating and drinking establishments of Wrigleyville?

Big Star doesn't sell thimbles of beer.
   2. Charles S., looking 4 band-aids instead of dreams Posted: November 07, 2019 at 10:17 AM (#5899356)
I didn't click the article which might mention this, but it's not really a drop in prices. Prices for each tier are the same. There are just a few more cheap, freezing April home games and a couple fewer summer weekend premium games. Thus, the overall season-ticket cost is down a bit. Bad news for season-ticket holders, though, is that the early season games, even with the cheaper price, are harder to resell, even to friends at face value. Gonna be a bunch of cold nights watching David Ross learn his trade.
   3. Brian C Posted: November 07, 2019 at 11:57 PM (#5899621)
Hey, those April silver-tier games are my jam!

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