Good luck if you want to see the Cubs play in the World Series. Tickets for the worst seats at Wrigley Field on Saturday are around $2500 with fees on SeatGeek. That is the cheapest seat. It’s so ridiculous that StubHub actually has tickets to bars around the field being sold on the secondary ticketing site. Cubs fans that really want to their team play in the World Series should just fly to Cleveland. It’s basically the same price and may be cheaper.
We’ll do this as simple as possible. First, the cheapest ticket to World Series Game 6 — if necessary — is currently at $1120. A 2:00 p.m. flight from O’Hare gets our hypothetical fan into Cleveland at 5:00 p.m. That round trip flight — will cost him or her $489 right now according to Kayak., Check into the hotel at the airport — come on, we don’t need a fancy hotel downtown. The Sheraton Cleveland Airport hotel has a room for $287 right now. The La Quinta at the airport is even cheaper. In any case, we covered the most important expenses — tickets to Game 6, round trip flight between Chicago and Cleveland and a night at a hotel — and it costs $1896. That leaves $604 dollars for ubers/taxis, food, and beer expenses. By the way, if there is a Game 6, the hypothetical Cubs fan has the chance to see their favorite team win a World Series for the first time since 1908.
It seems like an easy decision. Pay an insane amount to see a World Series game in Wrigley Stadium — which is an experience in its own right because it only happens once every 70-plus years — or fly to Progressive Field in Cleveland, hopefully watch the Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years and save $$300 bucks after expenses. The only thing it takes is a little bit of motivation to fly to Cleveland.