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Cubs, Indians World Series Means Big Bucks For Ticket Sellers

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Cubs, Indians World Series Means Big Bucks For Ticket Sellers

One long-suffering franchise will be on the receiving end of a World Series championship this season.

The Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs will meet in the 112th edition of the World Series, and with the two teams combining for a 176-year championship drought, massive demand for World Series tickets has followed on the secondary market. This year's Fall Classic will be the most expensive since at least 2010, and prices have continued to climb leading up to Game 1 Tuesday night.

On TicketIQ, the average price for World Series tickets on the secondary market is now $5,059 across the seven-game series. That marks a 7 percent increase from Monday's average of $4,715. Both teams are the most expensive World Series teams TicketIQ has tracked over the last seven MLB seasons, which is compared below:

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With their first Fall Classic berth in 71 years, it comes as no surprise that the Cubs are posting record-setting ticket demand at Wrigley Field. Over their three potential home games, they own a $7,641 average on TicketIQ. The cheapest Cubs tickets are currently listed around $2,000 for Games 3 and 4, while a potential Game 5 Sunday night owns a $3,266 get-in price.

Though exorbitant prices also exist in Cleveland, it will be considerably cheaper to take in a game at Progressive Field rather than Wrigley Field. The Indians will host Games 1 and 2 and, if necessary, Games 6 and 7. Over those four games, the average price for Indians World Series tickets on TicketIQ is $3,124, more than half the Cubs' average resale price. Game 2 on Wednesday night offers the cheapest price points of the series with a current get-in price of $835.

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The Cubs are in search of their first World Series title since 1908. They haven't been to the Fall Classic since the 1945 season, where they ultimately fell to the Detroit Tigers in a seven-game series. The Indians enter their first World Series since 1997 and are four wins removed from their first championship since 1948.

Image: Sam Howzit, Flickr

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