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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