Chicago residents turning Cubbie blue into green with vacation rentals

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CHICAGO -- There are sure to be Cubs fans from all over the country coming to Chicago to see the team play for a chance to go to the World Series.  It has potential to be an epic party for fans and an amazing opportunity Wrigleyville residents.

As the Cubs playoff success continues, the residents who live around Wrigley Field are looking to turn Cubbie blue into green through AirBnB rentals.

The short-term real estate rental web site allows guests to link up with people willing to rent their apartments for a few days.

Dan Tracy and his girlfriend listed their Wrigleyville apartment for the first time during last week’s division series and have seen a surge of interest.

“We charged around $350 a night last weekend, and we booked within the first night we had it listed,” he said.  “And it went great.”

An AirBnB spokesperson tells WGN News that listings in Wrigleyville and the surrounding neighborhoods like  have spiked 6.6% in the last month.   Around Wrigley Field there are listings as cheap as $60 a night dollars for a single room to more than $1,000 a night for an entire condo.

The demand is seen not just here in the heart of Wrigleyville, but in the surrounding neighborhoods too like Roscoe Village, North Center, Uptown and Boystown.




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