Couple Fought Over World Series Tickets in Divorce Dispute
The Chicago Cubs recently made history by winning their first World Series championship in more than 100 years. However, not every baseball fan was happy about it. That’s because at least two fans of the Cubs were in the middle of a contentious divorce and embroiled in a heated dispute over which spouse would get […]
The Chicago Cubs recently made history by winning their first World Series championship in more than 100 years. However, not every baseball fan was happy about it. That’s because at least two fans of the Cubs were in the middle of a contentious divorce and embroiled in a heated dispute over which spouse would get ownership of tickets to a World Series game.
The tickets in question were for Game 4 of the World Series, which was held at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The couple had reportedly purchased the tickets prior to getting divorced. However, after filing for divorce, each parent reportedly wanted to take their 12-year-old son to the big game.
The problem for both spouses in the divorce case was that divorce proceedings tend to take a long time to complete, while the World Series game was set to be played in a matter of days. So the wife filed what is known as an “Emergency Petition” with the Cook County Circuit Court. She sought the court’s intervention because her husband had possession of the World Series tickets and was presumably set to use those tickets.
Although both parties seemed to agree that the husband had purchased the baseball tickets prior to the start of the divorce proceedings, there was some dispute over the nature of that purchase. The husband’s divorce attorney said that his client bought the tickets in a package deal with friends.
Ultimately, the circuit court judge ended up splitting the difference and ordering that the husband could maintain possession of the tickets on the condition that he bought a similar ticket for his wife.
This case is an extreme example of how even items like tickets to sporting events can become major points of contention when valuing property and assets in a combative divorce. For instance, the value of the two World Series tickets at dispute was approximately $6,000.
For more information about this strange divorce case, view the Washington Post article, “Cubs Fans Fight for World Series Tickets in Divorce Court.”
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