And I thought it was ILLEGAL to charge patrons a fee to watch any sports game....
All professional and college televised sport games are protected by copyright and can only be shown for free
Bars near Wrigley Field are charging as much as $250 — per person — to get inside this weekend to watch the Cubs play in the World Series ... on TV.
At several bars, the steep charge gets you drinks and a buffet, but no guarantee of a seat.
To guarantee a four-seat table, that'll cost you an extra $500 at bars like Old Crow Smokehouse, Deuces and The Diamond Club and John Barleycorn. Casey Moran's and Moe's Cantina have similar watch party packages for home games Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Internet lit up last weekend with people aghast that The Cubby Bear was asking a $100 cover charge to watch the National League Championship Series across the street from Wrigley Field.
But that's chump change compared to this weekend's asks. Tickets for the packages range from $225-$250 on Hastickets.com.
HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St., is hosting a watch party Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $250 for all-you-can-eat pizza and wings, plus beer, wine and well drinks. Pay an extra $1,000 and get seating for six during the game, plus a bottle of Grey Goose vodka and a bottle of champagne.
Other bars have slightly more modest offers, while others aren't bothering with a cover at all. But fans planning to head into Wrigleyville should get there plenty early — some fans waited in lines for more than two hours during the final game of the National League Championship Series.
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