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You Won’t Believe How Much Bars Near Wrigley Field Are Charging to Watch World Series Games

shutterstock_53720737-1-1As of 10:20 a.m. ET, the least expensive ticket for Game 3 of the World Series listed on the ticket resale website StubHub was $1,647.98 for a standing room place inside Wrigley Field. With that not being an option for many Chicago Cubs fans, the next best thing is to be as close to the action as possible, and watch the game on TV at a bar in Wrigleyville — as the neighborhood surrounding the ballpark is known.

But as it turns out, that’s not going to be much cheaper. The Chicago Tribune compiled a list of bars in the area, many of which are charging $200-$250 just for the privilege of watching a World Series game on television. The Tribune even found one establishment, HVAC Pub, charging $2,500 for a table of six (which includes all-you-can eat pizza and wings, and all-you-can-drink beer, wine, and well cocktails.)

Those prices don’t seem to be keeping away the crowds. Here’s the scene inside and outside a few of the bars in Wrigleyville this morning:

As of the publication of this post, first pitch is still more than nine hours away. It’s going to be a long day in Wrigleyville.

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