What type of Chicago Cubs tickets sell out first

Some observations about how the tickets sold. These is based solely on the Chicago Cubs website when they state “Tickets to the following games are no longer available or have scattered single seats.” To make this simple, I’m merely calling this “sold out.”

1. August or September?

An odd thing is that August games sell out before September games. (After 8 hours, four August games sold out versus two September games.) With a great team on the field as the Cubs have, you’d think that people would want to go see the last games of the season in September. But perhaps people are afraid of the colder weather in September.

2. Saturday or Sunday?

In a Fri/Sat/Sun series, Saturday and Sunday would obviously sell out first. However, which of Saturday and Sunday which sell out first? It seems Saturday has the slight edge. As both Saturday, Aug 13 and Sunday, Sep 17 vs the Cardinals sold out before their Sunday counterparts. Another weird thing happened with this Saturday, Aug 13th date…

3. Sold out statement retracted

The Cubs website said that a couple games were sold out only to bizarrely have them reappear again later.

One of the first games to “sell out” was Sat, Aug 13 vs. the Cardinals. But then the following day, tickets were mysteriously available again. Perhaps even more odd was how Tuesday’s game agains the Reds was one of the first 12 games to sell out. Tuesday? Reds? But then just two hours later, tickets were available again. What’s happening at the Wrigley box office? Are they withholding tickets and then suddenly deciding to release them again?

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laura
laura
15 years ago

i think i’m going to an april game.

Beth
15 years ago

don’t even talk to me about cubs tickets. i tried all day on friday only to sit in the virtual waiting room for hours and hours. 🙁 boo-hoo.

Beth
15 years ago

oh, and what i think happens is that they mark a game as “sold out” when only single tickets are available… no more pairs left. then, at a later time, they go in and mark it as not sold out because there are single tickets way up on top behind the poles left. just from my observation from the past few years.

laura
laura
15 years ago

top secret! no really, my sister got some, i don’t know how [i assume online”>, and so i’m taking one of those.

crissy
15 years ago

I’m going to a couple of games in May, vs. the Mets. Had to wait in the virtual waiting room for HOURS (six hours for the first set, four more for the second) to get those tickets, too . . .

laura
laura
15 years ago

i’m sure that’s how my sister got our tickets too. she doesn’t have any special connections or anything. who are they playing on april 10? that’s the game i’m going to.

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