3 reasons Cubs cut season ticket prices but can still spend big

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The Marquee Sports Network is the exclusive regional home for Cubs baseball

At the end of the 2019 season, the organization bid farewell to NBC Sports Chicago, ABC 7, and our beloved WGN as broadcasting partners for Cubs games on television as they followed in the footsteps of the Dodgers and Yankees in creating their own network. Before the 2020 season began, Tom Ricketts very famously announced the beginning of Marquee Sports Network to fans at the Cubs Convention. It was not well received.

After two years, the network has expanded its content. Marquee is now home to more than just the big league ballgames. Cubs minor league affiliates have had their games aired on the network. Cubs-themed talk shows and game shows have also been created to fill time on-air. But it does not stop at baseball.

Chicago sports talk shows have been aired seasonally, as well as live and local college and WNBA Chicago Sky games. With all these things airing on the Cubs-owned network, this has to help contribute to the financial gain of the franchise – and lead to a consistently competitive team.