The Chicago Cubs welcome the St. Louis Cardinals for three games at Wrigley Field this weekend. While the Cubs have suffered yet another dismal season, the Cardinals are in the thick of a tight battle in the NL Central with the Brewers and Pirates, who currently sit in first and second place. The history of rivalry between these two teams has allowed secondary market ticket price to skyrocket at Wrigley Field this weekend despite the Cubs’ poor play.
The season average for Cubs tickets on the secondary market is $73.60 and each game during this weekend’s series will see an average well above that price. The series as a whole will be 70% above the season average.
The Chicago Cubs schedule will host the Cardinals once more in September following this weekend’s series.
7/25 – Joe Kelly vs Travis Wood | Avg. Price: $112.27 | Get-in Price: $56
The series begins tonight when Cubs lefty Travis Wood takes the mound against Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly. The average price for Friday Cubs vs Cardinals tickets is $112.27 on the secondary market, 52.4% above season average, with a get-in price of $56. Wood enters Friday’s game with a struggling 7-9 record and 5.12 ERA as the Cubs have posted poor offensive support for the pitcher. Kelly will make his third start since returning from the disabled list and is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will also receive a Jack Brickhouse bobblehead doll to commemorate the late Cubs broadcaster.
7/26 – Shelby Miller vs Jake Arrieta | Avg. Price: $156.73 | Get-in Price: $52
Saturday’s game will feature Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta against the Cardinals’ Shelby Miller. The average secondary price for Saturday Cubs vs Cardinals tickets is $156.73, the most expensive game of the series at 112.9% above season average, with a get-in price of $52. Arrieta is 5-2 with a 2.12 ERA in 14 starts this season. Miller has struggled for the Redbirds, going just 7-8 with a 4.25 ERA this season. An Ernie Banks replica statue will also be presented to the first 10,000 adults in attendance.
7/27 – Adam Wainwright vs Kyle Hendricks | Avg. Price: $106.37 | Get-in Price: $35
The final game of the series will feature Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks against Cardinals ace and All-Star Adam Wainwright. The average secondary price for Sunday Cubs vs Cardinals tickets is $106.37, the lowest-priced game of the series but still 45% above season average, with a get-in price of $35. Hendricks will have his hands full on Sunday as Wainwright has dominated all season long, compiling a 12-5 record and 2.02 ERA. The Cubs pitcher enters Sunday’s game with at 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA. The first 15,000 children will receive a Cubs magic baseball upon entering the stadium on Sunday.