High Demand for Cubs-Pirates Showdown
With an average resale price of $226 a ticket, Wednesday’s Pirates-Cubs Wild Card game will be the most expensive Pirates home game since 2010, including the 2013 and 2014 Wild Card games, and the two NLDS home games in 2013. In fact, Wednesday’s Pirates-Cubs game will be the most expensive Wild Card game since the MLB changed the playoff format for the 2012 season.
The game tops the four other home playoff games the Pirates have had in that time period:
2013 NLDS Game 3 vs. Cardinals: $182
2013 Wild Card vs. Reds: $160
2014 Wild Card vs. Giants: $156
2013 NLDS Game 4 vs. Cardinals: $126
While this game is expensive compared to other Pirates home games, had it been played in Chicago the demand for tickets would have been much higher. The median listing price on Saturday for a ticket if the Wild Card game had been in Chicago was $728, while in Pittsburgh the median listing price is currently $284.
Tickets to Pirates vs Cubs
The NL Wild Card game is far more expensive than the AL Wild Card game between the Yankees and Astros, which has an average resale price of just $117. In fact, this Pirates-Cubs Wild Card game will be the most expensive Wild Card game since the MLB expanded to the format. The previous high was the Athletics at Royals game from last year, which had an average resale price of $181.
While 43 percent of those looking for tickets on our site are coming from the Pittsburgh area, interestingly 19 percent are coming from Chicago, and looking to make the weeknight trip. Click here to see a listing of tickets for all upcoming Pirates games.