Not even the historic atmosphere of Wrigley Field and a division rival can bring up the price of Chicago Cubs tickets this weekend. The Cubs will host the Cincinnati Reds and this weekend will be the first seasonal matchup between both teams and will mark the first series of six this season. Usually a pretty highly sought after ticket on the Cubs schedule, this weekend’s average price for Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds tickets is $42, 48% below the season series average of $81.52 between the two clubs this year, and 58% below the Cubs season average at home.
Those looking to attend Friday afternoon’s game at Wrigley will see an average ticket price of $36, with a get-in price of $23. While the Cubs haven’t impressed the Chicago faithful yet this season, Friday’s secondary market tickets will be the cheapest of the weekend and the first 10,000 fans will receive a Joe Tinker bobble head commemorating the shortstop’s Hall of Fame career. Tinker was an integral part of the Cubs’ last championship team in 1908.
Saturday’s game will see the highest average ticket price on the secondary market at $52, but those looking to see the Cubbies cheap will find get-in tickets for as low as $11. While it may still be chilly in the Wrigley stands this Saturday, fans willing to battle the Chicago wind will find great deals on secondary market tickets.
Sunday’s game will also feature a giveaway for young fans as the Cubs look to the past and offer a commemorative 1910’s diecast train engine to the first 5,000 children in attendance. The Cubs have only featured a handful of competitive teams since that decade, and reflections on past success seem to be a focal point in the present Cubs’ front office agenda. Weekend ticket prices will be at the lowest for Sunday’s game, as average Sunday Cubs tickets are $38 with a get-in price of just $6.
While this year may not be the Cubs’ year, fans can always count on finding cheap seats at Wrigley to see their team compete. Grab a ticket and get to the ballpark early to receive a Joe Tinker bobble head or train car for junior as the Cubs take on the Reds at home this weekend.