The thrill is gone? Some NLCS tickets going for under face value

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 11:54:18 PM. Excitement in the Cubs is such as that tickets to tonight’s Game 3 are going for … under face value? Wait, what?
Excitement in the is such that tickets to tonight’s Game 3 at are going for ... under face value? Wait, what? It’s true. Brokers and season-ticket holders hoping to capitalize on the team’s third straight ride into the NLCS are reporting a chilly reception — even on a night that will be relatively mild by October standards. On Tuesday morning, standing-room tickets on StubHub were going for as little as $83.15 plus fees. A Benjamin was almost enough to get you a seat in a corner of the 500 level. Terrace Reserve Infield seats, with a face of $156, were going for as little as $154 on SeatGeek. Why? Brokers say the Cubs’ going down 0-2 to the Dodgers depressed the market. Game 4 and Game 5 sales are slow because no one wants to pay to go to what could be a funeral. Other factors: Many people spent huge on 2016 post-season tickets, the late start times (after 8 p.m. tonight and Wednesday) and the length of the games. The Cubs needed 4 hours and 37 minutes to knock out the last Thursday. Many fans would rather watch tonight’s game resting against a pillow. One fan with tickets in section 206 posted a pair for Game 3 on StubHub before Saturday’s Game 2 loss. He got $350 for $170 seats. For Game 4, he’s just hoping to break even. Twitter @TeddyGreenstein...Read more
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