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Joyous excitement surrounding World Series at Wrigley (1:01)

The Baseball Tonight crew explains the feeling of joyous excitement surrounding the World Series’ return to Wrigley Field and how hard it is to get a ticket to such a massive event. (1:01)

Six hours before the first pitch of Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, StubHub stopped its sale of tickets to the game.

The move caused those both selling and looking to buy to scramble to other sites such as GameTime and Vivid Seats.

In the two hours after tickets were pulled from StubHub and pushed to the other sites, the get-in price went from $1,690 to $1,290, a drop of nearly 24 percent.

StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman told ESPN that the six-hour shutdown has been part of the contract with the Cubs and that the team reiterated that it wanted to keep it in place throughout the 2016 playoffs.

Cubs officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Cubs are one of a few teams whose contract with the reseller calls for all tickets to be pulled hours before games. When the policy was implemented in 2013, the Cubs had spare tickets to sell. Pulling tickets off the leading online reseller made it more likely that fans would come to the box office.

Tickets to Game 1 and Game 2 were available on StubHub until the first pitch.

When the site stopped listing tickets, at 1:08 pm Central Time, there were about 900 seats still on its marketplace.

The average price of a ticket sold on StubHub for Game 3, the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945, hovered around $2,800, a record resale price for a baseball game.