Cubs tickets are among the most expensive in Major League Baseball (avg ticket $58). But you do have money-saving options.
1. Check online to see what’s available. The Upper Deck Reserved (infield) seats, sections 513-517, are usually good value. They’re way at the top of the stadium, but have a nice view of the on-field action and Lake Michigan. If it looks like lots of tickets are available, wait to buy yours at the box office, and you’ll avoid the online service fee.
2. Try the “scalpers.” These guys stand across from the ballpark entrance (ie on Clark St’s west side and Addison St’s south side). They typically charge above face value for tickets – until the 3rd inning or so. Then prices plunge.
3. You can also booze and watch the game at Murphy’s Bleachers on Sheffield Ave steps away from Wrigley, as well as several other rollicking, atmospheric Cubs bars on Clark St.
4. If the Cubs are out of town, you can still get into Wrigley via a 90-minute ballpark tour for $25. They depart frequently. Buy tickets at the box office or online.
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