With the spring-training season almost upon us, I thought you’d all like to have a look at what spring training season tickets look like.
Featuring pretty much every key player on the team, the tickets are in some ways kind of plain. On the other hand, every one of them says “2016 WORLD CHAMPIONS” on them, and that makes up for the rather ordinary design. (I’m guessing the Wrigley season tickets will also have those words, 81 reminders of the 2016 title.)
Last year, the Cubs photoshopped Jason Heyward into a Cubs uniform so he could appear on the spring tickets. That was trying to show off a big free-agent acquisition. The Cubs’ biggest FA of this past offseason, Wade Davis, doesn’t show up on any of these tickets. That’s not a criticism, just a comparison of how last winter’s hype becomes this winter’s low-key.
There’s one home game at Sloan Park that wasn’t included in this package, the March 18 game against the Asia WBC team. If spring STH wanted that game (and I did), it was paid for separately and I’ll pick that ticket up in Mesa later this week.
The photo at the top of this post is the last page of the season-ticket book. There are five tickets per page, so with 16 tickets in the book they put in a World Series celebration photo to fill the rest of the last page, a nice touch.
Here’s what the entire spring season ticket book looks like, starting with the cover.