Chicago Cubs fans are some of the most loyal, dedicated and passionate fans you can find anywhere in the world of baseball. And when we say “loyal, dedicated and passionate,” what we really mean is obscenely wealthy!
The Chicago Board Options Exchange on Monday opened an auction of 71 new season tickets. The spots are next to the dugout on the third-base line. The highest bid for each set is visible online. By Monday evening, the highest offer was $75,000 for a set of four tickets. (That’s $18,750 per season ticket or just over $264 per seat, per game.)
The auction, which continues at cubs.com through March 13, is part of a deal that gives the CBOE naming rights to the new seats.
Naming rights, huh? “Steve Bartman’s Bleachers” has a nice ring to it if you ask us.
[SunTimes.com]: $75,000 for Cubs tix?