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Source: Cubs to draw 3 million

Updated: September 9, 2011, 9:31 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs will draw 3 million fans for the eighth straight season, according to a team source, yet the team will lower prices on bleacher seats in 2012.

The Cubs have sold just over 2.8 million tickets, which is about 500 fewer per game than in 2010. There are six home games remaining. The slight erosion has been most apparent in the bleachers over the last couple of years.

The team is concerned about a perception of half-empty bleachers on television during games early ...

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