There's quite a bit of buzz around the Cubs this year and ticket sales should be brisk. Some of this was already in evidence during the Cubs' two presales, when whatever tickets were made available for Opening Night were sold out within minutes.
That's likely to be the case again today during the main ticket on-sale, which begins at 10 a.m. CT. This is especially true because the capacity of Wrigley Field will be reduced by about 5,000 seats until the bleachers reopen. There will be about 36,500 seats for home games until that happens, with the possibility of about 1,500 additional tickets for standing-room areas.
In some past years there were many hundreds of comments in the "Tales from the VWR" post. Last year there were only 68. I'd expect that count to rise today.
Here are the details for today's ticket sale.
A virtual waiting room will be available at cubs.com starting at 9:30 a.m. CT today -- the time when this post was published. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT. If you want to buy tickets, you will need a valid cubs.com account; if you don't have one, the Cubs urge you to register for an account before the sale begins.
You can also buy tickets by phone at the same time, starting at 10 a.m. CT, by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS (1-800-843-2827).
There will be no in-person availability to buy tickets this weekend. You can buy tickets in person starting Monday, March 9, at the Cubs Store across the street from Wrigley Field. The team is offering single-game tickets for purchase at the Cubs Store every day through Opening Night during regular hours with the exception of Saturday, March 14.
As I have done in past years, I'm opening this post for you to post your good-luck and bad-luck stories about getting tickets. Please vote in the poll. This is very similar to the poll I ran in last year's Tales From The VWR and I'd like to see if the results are different.
If you're buying tickets today, good luck!