Looking to save some dough while checking out a team that is in the middle of a heated playoff battle?

I know I am and boy would it be nice to save a few dollars the next time I head to Wrigley Field.

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Truth is, I didn't even know the Cubs had it in them to produce a competitive team in 2023, yet here we are.

It's late August and the Cubs are currently in the thick of it. Just a few games back of the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers and holding on to a wild card slot.

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If you're a Cubs fan that's all you can ask for. Sure the team spent money this season but did you really think you'd be seeing playoff baseball? If you did, good for you but did you know that you can save some serious cash on the next Cubs game you're planning on seeing live and in person?

Well, apparently Finance Buzz says (checks schedule) NOW is the best time to buy Cubs tickets.

Finance Buzz:

The best time to buy baseball tickets is the day of the game. Tickets are 25% cheaper on game day on average versus one week prior. And compared to average ticket prices three months prior, game day tickets cost only about half as much.

Makes sense right? It's better for ticket sellers to get rid of tickets at a discount and eat a bit of the cost as opposed to taking a loss on the entire thing.

Chicago Cubs Fans Come Out For Snow-Delayed Home Opener
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So the savings get passed on to you. The only thing the deep discount doesn't take into consideration is where you'll be sitting. If you're picky like me, you may end up continuing to pay the premium.

Either way, whatever the cost, it's nice to see the Cubs competitive again, and that's something you can't put a price on.

LOOK: The story behind every NFL team name

Stacker delved into the story behind every NFL football team name. Overall team records, also included, are reflective of NFL regular-season games. There are some football teams with well-known nicknames—the Jets, for instance, are often referred to as Gang Green—but we also divulge how some teams’ official names are sparingly used (the Jets’ neighbors, the Giants, are actually known as the New York Football Giants). Sometimes a team name can tell you a lot about local history: The Vikings of Minnesota draw upon the area’s strong ties to Scandinavia, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dripping in local legend related to Florida’s pirate past.

Let’s kick off the countdown with the folks who earned their nickname by buying boxes of used team jerseys.

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