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The Effects Of The Recession On Chicago Sports

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In today's Tribune, Dan McGrath wrote a long, detailed and thoughtful piece on the recession and what effects it has had and will have on local sports teams.

From the article, here's a graphic showing recent attendance figures and what effects the recession might have on the Cubs, including a sharp decrease in sponsorships from banks, one of the Cubs' main sponsors in recent years:

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The steep increases in some Cub ticket prices may price some people out of the ballpark in 2009.