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Chicago Has The Most (And Least) Expensive Baseball Tickets In MLB

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 27, 2017 9:42PM

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If you want to see a major league baseball game in Chicago and you end up going through the secondary market, you'll have to shell out, on average, the highest prices in all of pro baseball. Either that, or the tickets will be the very least expensive in the league. You can probably see where this is headed.

According to ticket marketplace site TickPick, the number-one priciest average ticket on the secondary market in 2017 belongs to the Chicago Cubs ($150.63). The least expensive? The Chicago White Sox ($30.26). Remember when the Sox slapped that red-and-white sign on what is now (at least officially) known as Guaranteed Rate Field, the one with a giant arrow pointing down on the word "rate?" Prescient move, that.

The rankings are based on the average purchase price per ticket thus far, so it will likely fluctuate once the season kicks off. Nevertheless, it's "a good reflection of what people are willing to pay, where the market is and what expectations are [for the season]," said Jack Slingland, Director of Client Relations for TickPick.

The Cubs and the White Sox are a study in dichotomy, of course. There's the geographical consideration of North vs. South Sides. There's the current winning expectancy, with the Cubs favored to repeat as World Series champs and the White Sox (finally, wisely) seeming to embrace the rebuild. Affordability has already been on that list for some time, to be honest. But the difference just got even starker. See you in Bridgeport!