First since 1945! Excitement palpable as Cubs fans gear up for World Series play

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series -- and the championship run is making the team part of a Chicago tradition.

For the first time ever, the Lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago are wearing Cubs caps -- which went up on Monday morning, October 24th.

There is a lot of excitement surrounding both teams that have made their way into the 2016 World Series -- the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs' struggles have been well-documented, and the Indians haven't won the World Series since 1948.

That is pushing ticket prices through the roof.

The average ticket price for Game 3, Game 4 and Game 5 at Wrigley Field -- going for about $7,200!

Those in Cleveland are over the moon about the Indians' World Series drought coming to an end -- and Cubs fans have been waiting even longer! In fact, this year's matchup in the fall classic features the longest combined drought in World Series history -- 174 years!

The Indians last won the series when Harry Truman was president! And it was 1945 when the Cubs last made an appearance.

The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908 -- an awful lot of "wait till next years!"

This year, it'll be the Cubs or the Indians crowned World Series champions!

FOX6 has you covered for the World Series. Ted Perry will be in Chicago starting Tuesday night, October 25th. Watch for his reports all week on FOX6 and at

Plus -- you'll see every World Series game on FOX6!