The cost for Chicago Cubs season tickets is going to be decreasing by up to 5.1 percent for the 2023 season – an historically large drop. Being as the Cubs are about to step foot into what is projected to be a very expensive offseason, this has to be a great sign for the club financially.
We are just about two years separated from Tom Ricketts proclaiming the franchise was set to endure “biblical losses” do to the global pandemic that shortened the 2020 regular season to a mere 60 games. Part of this statement had to be a play to help Cubs fans mentally prepare to say goodbye to the World Series heroes of 2016 that are now almost completely gone from the roster (after this offseason, only Kyle Hendricks and former catcher – now manager David Ross will be the remaining pieces of that team).
After the 2021 season, fans were told financial flexibility was there to make a moves necessary to compete again, but president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer must not have seen what he wanted because minimal improvements were made to the roster outside of Seiya Suzuki and Marcus Stroman.
The Cubs have now had an additional full year of minimal spending to save up and make a move for 2023. Three key factors come to mind that have made the Cubs’ wallet as fat as ever and ready to reward fans for their patience and continued support.