Ticket prices for the playoff games at Miller Park slid Wednesday morning, thanks to the Colorado Rockies knocking the Chicago Cubs out of the picture.
Standing room tickets for the first National League Divisional Championship game Thursday afternoon on resale sites StubHub and Ticket King were at about $70 early Wednesday morning.
By 9:30 they had dipped below $50 for Thursday’s game and were at $52 for Friday.
Clearly the lack of demand from Chicago fans took some of the air out of the resale market for Thursday’s game. The Cubs lost to the Rockies in extra innings Tuesday night.
“It’s just a little haircut in the pricing,” said Jim Bryce Jr., a partner at Ticket King, 751 N. Broadway. “It’s still a pretty fluid market.”
On StubHub, the “best value” for Thursday’s game was $190 for a loge Diamond Box seat behind home plate. A Terrace seat in section 404 in the far right field corner was $64 before add-on fees on StubHub and $75 on Ticket King.
Bryce said prices were slightly higher for Game 2 on Friday.
Bryce said buyers will generally find the same tickets for a lower price at his agency, compared with big national sellers like StubHub or Vivid Seats.
“They rely on suppliers like ourselves for their inventory – they are one of our larger customers,” Bryce said, explaining that StubHub will buy prime seats from Ticket King and then resell them at a higher price.
Bryce warned would-be buyers to be careful when making last-minute purchases.
“Buy from a known entity like us or StubHub,” he said. “Don’t buy from someone on Craigslist and meet up with someone at the mall.”