SPG Moments Opportunities to Attend the 2016 World Series

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I think most of the country (outside of perhaps Cleveland) is excited that the Chicago Cubs have made it to the World Series. I’m fairly certain that no one reading this blog was alive the last time the Cubs won the World Series as you would have to be a distinguished age of 108 to be able to claim that title. The Cubs and Wrigley Field are just pretty special, so I know who I will be rooting for starting tonight…sorry Indians.

 

World Series tickets are usually expensive, but when the Cubs are playing at Wrigley they are expensive to the nth degree. A quick StubHub glance shows standing room only tickets are in the neighborhood of $2,000 each for games at Wrigley! If you want an actual seat, the price starts around $2,500 each. Games in Cleveland can be had for half that price, or even a bit less starting at a ‘bargain’ price of around $800 each on last glance.

View from the SPG Suite at Wrigley

View from the SPG Suite at Wrigley

The good news is that hotel rooms don’t seem to yet be huge a problem in Chicago as there are plenty to be had even on standard points levels the nights the World Series is in town. For example, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hyatt Place Chicago Downtown, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, and several more all have standard points rates available on select dates this weekend.

If you have a very healthy SPG points balance and want to use those points for incredible World Series opportunities, you can via SPG Moments. They have packages ranging from a pair of tickets to the games in Cleveland that currently start at around 60,000 points in the auction (though I’m sure it will end higher) to a package that allows you to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Game 3 of the 2016 World Series on Wrigley Field + receive a pair of tickets to the game. That package is currently at a staggering bid of 488,000 SPG points, but since that experience is essentially ‘priceless’, I think you get what you pay for. There are other packages that range in-between those two extremes, but none of the packages are inexpensive.

If you get a chance to attend the World Series as my husband and in-laws did in 2014 I doubt you will regret it even if it does stretch your dollars and/or points budget!

My husband's family at the World Series in 2014

My husband’s family at the World Series in 2014

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Comments

  1. Hmmmm… don’t assume just because it’s been so long for the Cubs since they last won a World Series that people will be rooting for them for that reason. Some of us have loyalties to our team even though we aren’t in it… this year. 😉

    • Of course. I also am an Astros fan, but since rooting for them right now won’t do me any good I’m happy to see an ‘overdue’ team win. I know not everyone operates in that manner. Hope your team wins next year!

  2. Out of curiosity where were the seats your husband had for the Royals WS? The packages state the seats are at the discretion of MLB, and I am just wondering if the seats are good or just in the ballpark?

    • Brian, sorry for the confusion. We have redeemed a SPG moment at Wrigley Field and he did go to the World Series in 2014, but that was not via a SPG Moment opportunity. They just bought off StubHub – thankfully tickets to that World Series were much less than for this one! I will say that usually SPG has pretty good seats to events, but I don’t know for sure how that will play out at the World Series.

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