Six hours before Game 3 of 2016 World Series on Friday between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field, StubHub stopped its ticket sales.

According Darren Rovell of, “StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman told ESPN that the six-hour shutdown has been part of the contract with the Cubs and that the team reiterated that it wanted to keep it in place throughout the 2016 playoffs.”   

Fans looking to attend the historic game had to try other ticketing websites, though there were only about 900 tickets remaining at 1:08 p.m. CT. Rovell noted “the get-in price went from $1,690 to $1,290, a drop of nearly 24 percent” after StubHub pulled the tickets. 

But as of 5 p.m. CT (roughly two hours before game time), Vivid Seats, one of the sites the extra tickets went to, listed its cheapest one at $1,533 for standing room only.

This is the first World Series game at Wrigley since 1945, when Hall of Famers Hank Greenberg and Hal Newhouser featured in the Cubs’ 9-3 Game 7 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

As the Chicago Tribune‘s Brian Moore noted, patrons didn’t have to pay nearly as much back then:

Cubs fans have been waiting years and even decades for this moment, though, so it will be difficult for them to put a price on such an experience.     

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