For the first time in several seasons, I would expect the dreaded Virtual Waiting Room to be very, very crowded when Cubs single-game tickets go on sale Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets, as usual, will be available online at cubs.com and by phone at 1-800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).
The Cubs say that because of ongoing construction, there will be no on-site sales at Wrigley Field until "closer to the season."
"Following a deep postseason run and exciting offseason, there is tremendous demand to watch the Cubs this year," said Colin Faulkner, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Chicago Cubs. "Between impressive renewal rates among our largest Season Ticket Holder base in team history, to early sales of our multi-game ticket packs, we have seen many of our popular games sell quickly already. Fans will want to secure tickets to their must-have dates as soon as possible through our general on-sale and MasterCard Presale."
Regarding the MasterCard Presale: that will begin Tuesday, February 23 at noon CT. On that date you can buy tickets for any game for a 20 percent premium over face (15 percent over face if you are using a MasterCard). The MasterCard presale runs until Wednesday, February 24 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
For the Friday general sale, the VWR will open at 9:30 a.m. CT and at 10 a.m., people will be chosen randomly to buy tickets. The Cubs recommend you sign up for a tickets.com account before February 26 if you don't already have one.
For Marquee and Platinum games there is a limit of four tickets per game per household, credit card or email address.
Of course, I will open a "Tales from the VWR" post on February 26 where you can post your stories of good, or bad, luck in acquiring tickets for the 2016 season. Good luck!