The Chicago Cubs are going to start selling excess snow from the Great Chicago Blizzard of 2011, a team official said today.
The idea is to let fans take home a piece of history while making a few bucks, according to Wally Hayward, chief of sales and marketing for the club.
“The Chicago Cubs are constantly trying to come up with creative ways to improve our revenue stream. And this pile of snow we had sitting around just seemed like a good fit." Hayward said
During the blizzard that hit Chicago on the evening of January 31st, the Cubs were kind enough to let roughly 250 city snow trucks dump their loads in empty parking lots. City officials have said that their next closest option would have been up on Wilson Ave. The use of Wrigley Field saved the city around half an hour in driving time, per truck.
"Where some would simply see this as an act of generosity" said Hayward "We see it as an opportunity to make some cash."
Beginning tomorrow morning, Cubs personnel will be on hand to take your money and point you to the pile. The snow will be available in one of four pricing levels.
Bronze ($25): Bring your own container (120z or smaller)
Silver ($50): Take your snow in a authentic (extra small) Cubs souvenir helmet
Gold ($100) Bring your own cooler
Marquee ($1,000) A souvenir helmet plus a snowball fight with Ronnie Woo Woo.
Hurry in for this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Chicago and Cubs history.