Friday, October 8, 2010
Chicago Cubs create new ticket level
By Bruce Levine
The Chicago Cubs will announce this month that ticket prices next season will stay the same as 2010 -- for the most part, but there will be discounted areas in many sections, including the bleachers.
The team created a new ticket category called the marquis level that will consist of 13 games, which includes the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals series. Prices for these game will increase between 8-15 percent with tax included.
The remaining 68 games will have the same ticket prices or less.
Upwards of 250,000 tickets during the season will be discounted from 2010.
The club boxes, which are the highest priced at Wrigley Field, will go up roughly three percent, or $300 on an $8,000 season ticket.
Cubs president Crane Kenney disputes estimates that the Cubs had the highest average season ticket in 2010. It was estimated at $52.83.
Bruce Levine covers baseball for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.