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Can I make season tickets affordable?

This is primarily directed at current season ticket holders, but anybody else who buys or sells a fair number of tickets may be of help.  Apparently the Cubs are expanding season tickets in the bleachers, and offering extra tickets to current holders first.  My uncle currently holds 4 tickets, and apparently has been offered two more, which he has in turn offered to me.

I know most of you would say "come on you idiot, why are you even questioning this?!" but the problem is, I live in Champaign and have a full time job.  During the summer the wife (HS teacher) and I could probably make it up to half the home games, but we'd have a lot of dates we couldn't get to.  Additionally, at a time like this I have a hard time justifying an 8k purchase for tickets.

To the point:

What I want to know is two fold really: (1) Is it possible to go to about half the games and make up the rest of the cost in other sold tickets and (2) does anybody know of affordable transportation option from Champaign (Amtrak, Megabus, and Greyhound all cost more than it would to drive).

I'm willing to sell most of the premium games and only go to one sox and one cards game.  Help me out and let me know if there are other people out there who do this.  This is an opportunity of a lifetime, but at only 25 I want to make sure I don't commit both of us working until we're 80 because of it.

Thanks for any insight!!

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