NLCS tickets at highest price ever after Cubs win

Fans take to Chicago streets to celebrate the Cubs' win in the National League Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on October 7, 2015.
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Fans take to Chicago streets to celebrate the Cubs' win in the National League Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on October 7, 2015.

Hoping to score tickets to see the Chicago Cubs play in the National League Championship Series? Well it could cost you a fortune.

The current average asking price for NLCS tickets is $1,325.93, making it the most expensive price for any League Championship Series ticket in history, according to TiqIQ.com, a tickets aggregation site. The price is for a game at Chicago's Wrigley Field.

The Cubs advanced to the NLCS when they eliminated the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-4, in Game 4 of the division series on Tuesday night.

It's the first time in 12 years that the Cubs will be playing in a league championship. It puts the Cubs just one step away from the World Series, which they haven't won since 1908.

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Devoted Cubs fans have attributed the century-long drought to the "Billy Goat" curse. The superstition dates to Oct. 6, 1945, when a bar owner supposedly placed a hex on the club for booting his foul-smelling pet goat out of Wrigley Field, according to History.com. The Cubs lost, and haven't played in a World Series since then.

"Fans are definitely pretty excited this year," said Chris Matcovich, vice president of data and communications at TiqIQ. "They have a bunch of guys this year that have definitely stepped up and made this a pretty fun team to watch, regardless of who you root for."

The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers play the deciding Game 5 on Thursday. If the Mets advance to face the Cubs, the average championship series ticket price listed on TiqIQ would be $1,084.31, by far a record. The previous NLCS record is $490.12, for last year's Cards-Giants series.