The month of August was a successful one for the Chicago Cubs, despite slipping up a bit as they were approaching September. The Cubs lost five out of their last six to close out the month, but overall, they were a very impressive 19-9 in August to help further solidify their position in the National League’s second Wild Card spot.
A team 18 games over .500 at this juncture of the season is usually talking about chasing a division title, but the National League Central has been nothing short of beastly, and as a result, the Cubs, even at 74-56, find themselves in third-place, and by a wide margin. They’re 5.5 games back of the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates (79-50) — who would host the Cubs in the NL Wild Card Game if the season ended today — and they’re 10.5 games behind the first-place St. Louis Cardinals (85-46), who own baseball’s best record. Fortunately for Chicago, they have some room to breathe, too, as it regards their own positioning. The San Francisco Giants, their closest competition in the Wild Card picture, currently sit 5.5 games back. However, the Cubs certainly don’t want to get content with where they are, and will try to use the final month of the season to surpass Pittsburgh, which would give them home-field advantage in the NL Wild Card Game.
With that being known, there is still plenty of meaningful baseball to be played in September for the Cubs. With secondary market information from SeatSmart.com, below are the most and least expensive Cubs tickets in the upcoming month.
9/19/2015 | Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals | Wrigley Field | Average Price: $228.39 | Get-in Price: $83 | Wrigley Field parking: $10
9/27/2015 | Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | Wrigley Field | Average Price: $144.32| Get-in Price: $22 | Wrigley Field parking: $10
The most expensive Cubs games on the secondary market are, unsurprisingly, against the top two teams in the NL Central that they’re trying to catch. The average ticket price against the Cardinals on September 19 is a whopping $228.39, with a get-in price of $83, as Chicago will try and gain some ground on the team that sits atop the division. Meanwhile, tickets to see the Pirates and Cubs hook up almost a week later are a bit cheaper, having an average ticket price of $144.32, while sporting a very affordable get-in price of $22. For both games, Wrigley Field parking at ParkWhiz.com can be found for $10 to help create the easiest trip to the ballpark.
Least Expensive: 9/29/2015 | Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs | Great American Ballpark | Average Price: $32 | Get-in Price: $4 | Ballpark parking: $3.30
9/30/2015 | Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs | Great American Ballpark | Average Price: $31 | Get-in Price: $3 | Ballpark parking: $3.30
On the cheaper side of things, the Cubs stay within the division to face the Reds for their two least-expensive games of the month. This looks like an outstanding bargain on the surface, as not only can fans catch two NL Central foes battling one another, but these games will also most likely carry a high level of importance, being some of the final games of the regular season. Although the Reds are out of the race, they would like nothing better than to spoil the postseason aspirations of their division rivals.