Cubs Tickets Offically Go On Sale Friday... But They're Already On Sale
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Feb 16, 2010 4:00PM
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But even those of you who get in early on Friday may be disappointed to find the games you had your eyes on sold out already. How's that? While tickets officially go on sale on Friday, the Cubs have found yet another creative way to squeeze additional revenue out of their fans. For those willing to pony up an additional 20% (only 15% extra if you use your MasterCard), tickets became available for pre-sale yesterday via their MasterCard First Chance Sale. Yes, the Cubs are scalping tickets directly to their fans (again).
By Monday evening, only single tickets were available to popular games against the White Sox and Cardinals. As if the premium game pricing wasn't enough, fans now have to pay an extra 20% to see those teams. But don't worry... we're sure there still might be some seats against the Nationals and Pirates available for face value on Friday -- plus the TicketMaster convenience charges, order surcharges, print-at-home fees, etc.