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CBOE single-game seats auction on tap

CBOE single-game auction on tap

Apparently, price was no object for some fans who wanted to buy 2008 season tickets at Wrigley Field.

The first-ever auction of Wrigley Field season tickets ended Thursday, and the prices for the 71 "CBOE Seats" ranged from $197 to $400 per seat. The total received in the auction topped $1 million.

The partnership between the Cubs and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) included naming rights to the new seats at Wrigley Field, as well as presenting sponsorship of front-row tickets at the ballpark. The new "CBOE Seats" are located adjacent to the Cubs dugout on the third-base line. They sold in 22 groups of two and four, plus one group of five.

The fans who purchased the "CBOE Seats" will get tickets to all home regular season games in 2008, plus the right to purchase 2008 postseason tickets if the Cubs make the playoffs.

What if you missed out? There's still a chance. Fans who bid but did not win season tickets can still get in on the auction process, beginning Friday on cubs.com. The Cubs and CBOE are giving fans the chance to sit in premier Wrigley Field seating on a single-game basis with the "CBOE Front Row Auction." Fans will bid through cubs.com on front-row seats located behind home plate and near the visitor's bullpen.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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