It’s unclear if Wrigley Field will be able to have fans in attendance for the shortened 2020 MLB season, but the city of Chicago recently approved rooftops — across the street — to operate at 25% capacity for Cubs home games.
And the rooftop seats are selling quickly- at a massive price.
Just got a sales e-mall for rooftop tickets: for the low, low price of $250 (or $350 for a weekend game) you can kind of see live Cubs baseball from 600 feet away from home plate
— Rooftop Insider Jeff Everson (@EVR551) July 8, 2020
The Wrigley View Rooftop — on Waveland Avenue across from left field — began selling tickets from $250 to $350, and already sold out four of the games (July 24 — Opening Day — and July 26 vs the Milwaukee Brewers, and August 21 and 23 vs the Chicago White Sox).
That’s led to Wrigley View increasing the ticket price. Tickets now begin at $350, and are $400 for four of the games. Those $400 games are July 25 vs the Brewers, August 1 vs the Pittsburgh Pirates, August 19 vs the St. Louis Cardinals, and August 22 vs the White Sox.
Paying $400 — a playoff game price — for a seat across the street to see a game featuring the Pirates especially seems crazy. But considering all of the sports-starved fans, the uncertainty of being able to attend games at Wrigley Field, the shortened season, and the enormous amount of people that aren’t taking COVID-19 too seriously, it’s easy to see how these tickets will indeed sell. And the tickets do at least include food, beer, and wine.
Now, the Wrigley Rooftops that are owned by the Ricketts family — who own the Cubs — haven’t made tickets available yet. They have 11 rooftops along Waveland and Sheffield avenues. It will be interesting to see how those seats are priced, but you can be sure they won’t be cheap.
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