By John Dempsey, WLS News
(CHICAGO) The stage is set for the Cubs and New York Mets in the next round of the playoffs.
After the Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in Game 5 of their division series Thursday night, they will move on to play the Cubs in the National League Championship Series.
Game one is Saturday night at 7:07 at Citi Field in New York.
The series will rekindle memories of the collapse of the Cubs in 1969, the year the Mets won the World Series. That Cubs team blew a nine and a half game lead they had against the Mets on August 14th of that year, to finish in second place to the eventual World Series champions by eight games.
Games three, four, and if necessary game five, will be played next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Wrigley Field. Ticket broker Max Waisvisz of Gold Coast Tickets told Jonathan Brandmeier on WLS this series will be big, because so many older Cub fans can’t get 1969 out of their minds. “It’s anywhere going from like 500 dollars up to a couple grand I mean it’s a big series, I mean it’s New York in Chicago, I mean Cub fans think about the 1969 Mets, back in the day.”
Waisvisz says prices start at 350 dollars for standing room, 35 hundred for front row near the dugouts.