The Cubs Will LOWER Season Ticket Prices Next Season
Season ticket holders have until December 11 to decide if they're in for the 2020 season.
ChicagoTribune - Cale Vennum, vice president of ticketing, said the decrease, which ranges from 6.5% for some sections to a slight increase for others, has more to do with the added early-season home games than the Cubs’ failure to make the postseason.
The headline is great.
Cubs Season Ticket Prices Down An Average Of 2.5%.
Then you do a little digging and you realize why.
Here they are in no particular order:
- There are 18 home games in March and April. That is up from 12 in 2019. No one wants to go to a game in April when you might get snowed on.
- They missed the playoffs last year.
- The front office might be moving some big names this offseason.
- It's really complicated but the six(6!)-tier pricing system is getting rearranged so while the prices might be going down, your resale value might be changing on a game by game basis.
- This is the first time prices haven't increased since the Ricketts took over.
The Cubs had the highest non-premium (read: tickets for normal people) ticket prices in the league last year so this might be a bit of a market correction as well.