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Old 05-22-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I have always wanted to see a Cub-Sox game. Either park would work for me, although I know my chances at the Cell are better than Wrigley.

Here's my question:

since this season is arguably the worst in the fortune of both teams since interleague play began, what are my chances of picking up 3 tickets to one of the games, how would I go about it, and would the prices likely be less on resale?

I've never really bought a ticket other than through advanced sales or at the gate, so I know nothing about how to do so.

What are my chances of picking them up...and somewhat reasonably at that.

thanks.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I've never attended a ball game in Chicago. It seems to me an afternoon game during the week would be easier and cheaper than any weekend game. It seems like attendance is always lower then.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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Tickets to Sox games are generally easy to get through their box office - the vast majority of games don't sell out. You can get tickets to Cubs games in a number of ways - ticket agencies by Wrigley ($$$$), Stub Hub (haven't used it myself, but some friends use it regularly), and Craigslist. I've done Craigslist a few times and have bought tickets at face value from season ticket holders. For the majority of Cubs games I get them from my office manager for free - I wouldn't be surprised if half of the Cubs tickets get sold to companies.
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I really made this one unclear.

I'm a life long Chicagoan and I've been to plenty of Cub and Sox games. What I should have said is I always wanted to go to a "Cub vs. Sox" game. I actually had been to one of the old exhibition games they used to play midseason before interleague scheduling began.

My thought was that this has been such a downer season on both the North and South sides that the interest, though great, may be less than normal with more chances the crosstown series might have some seats. I realize that the 3 games at Wrigley would not be at play since the place pretty much sells out no matter who the competition is. You could count on every seat being filled for any rivalry game there, be it the Cards, Brewers, or Sox.

But the Cell might have more options, being bigger and all for one of those three games.

Thanks for the help so far and I appologize I didn't make myself clear. Any thoughts on my ability to get a Sox at Cubs (very unlikely) or Cubs at Sox tickets? And how to do so?
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Old 05-23-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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I've never attended a ball game in Chicago. It seems to me an afternoon game during the week would be easier and cheaper than any weekend game. It seems like attendance is always lower then.
I agree with this. during the week is a better chance.
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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Thanks for the help so far and I appologize I didn't make myself clear. Any thoughts on my ability to get a Sox at Cubs (very unlikely) or Cubs at Sox tickets? And how to do so?
Gotcha. It is easy to get tickets to the Sox/Cubs games - it just costs a lot of money. Any ticket broker should have tickets available if you're willing to pay a lot for them. I'd avoid Craigslist for any high priced tickets, it's fine for picking up a few $45 tickets at face value but there are scams out there when the ticket price gets into the hundreds of dollars. Other than picking up tickets on the day they go on sale (which means waiting in line or spending an entire morning online) you just need to pay a lot.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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Is it ever possible to show up near game time at Wrigley and find someone with an extra ticket? Do they get cheaper once the game starts?
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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^ Of course. ^
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Berwyn, IL
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From my experience, one should expect to pay quite a bit over face value for a crosstown classic game.

I've been to many over the years, but it seems like prices for tickets have gotten ridiculous in the past couple of years. Those games are sold out at the box office quickly, leaving somebody to third party vendors or craigslist if they want tickets. If you're daring enough, you can wait until a few hours before the game to scour CL for tickets. This is how I buy tickets for the Sox; I've scored unbelievable tickets for 10 bucks or less on numerous occasions.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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Well, what are the mechanics of doing it? How do you determine who wants to sell a ticket? Will either of us get busted over the transaction? How late after the game starts are tickets still being sold?
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