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Cubs single-game tickets on sale February 23

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Here’s everything you need to know in order to get tickets for the games you want.

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One week from tomorrow, Friday, February 23, Cubs single-game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT.

As has been the case for the last couple of seasons, sales for the first three days will be online and phone-only. Here’s everything you need to know.

Via the Internet: On Friday, February 23, you can purchase tickets at www.cubs.com. A virtual waiting room will begin accepting customers at 9:30 a.m. CT. At 10 a.m. CT, customers will be randomly selected from the virtual waiting room to begin purchasing tickets. All internet customers will need a valid Cubs.com account. Customers are encouraged to register for an account prior to their desired presale or the on-sale.

By Telephone: Tickets can be purchased by telephone beginning Friday, February 23, at 10 a.m. CST by calling 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).

The above info notes presales. The team is again offering a Mastercard presale, where you can buy tickets early starting Tuesday, February 20, at noon CT through Wednesday, February 21, at 11:59 p.m. CT. If you use a Mastercard, you can purchase single game tickets in advance of the general on-sale at a 15 percent premium; other forms of payment will require a 20 percent premium. The Mastercard presale will be online-only at cubs.com.

“Following our third consecutive NLCS appearance and recent roster signings, our fans are excited about the 2018 season and our chances to compete in another deep postseason run,” said Colin Faulkner, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Chicago Cubs. “Given the significant demand for Cubs tickets, we encourage fans to buy early to ensure they are able to experience everything Wrigley Field has to offer this season.”

The Cubs also sent emails to season-ticket holders announcing presales for both the Mastercard sale and regular on-sale.

The Season Ticket Holder Mastercard Presale, an exclusive two-hour window, will take place Tuesday, February 20, from 10-11:59 a.m. CT.

The Season Ticket Holder Presale will take place Thursday, February 22, from noon to 10 p.m. CT.

On Monday, February 26, you can buy tickets at the ballpark at the bleacher ticket windows on Waveland. Those windows will open at 8 a.m. CT on February 26 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays prior to the Cubs home opener.

One last note. The Cubs promotional schedule indicates a “TBD” bobblehead on September 16. This final bobblehead of the season will be decided by Cubs fans who will have the opportunity to vote for the bobblehead design on Cubs social media channels.

I don’t know about you, but when this opportunity is announced, I’m definitely voting for a Yu Darvish bobblehead.

As always, I’ll post a Tales from the Virtual Waiting Room shortly before the on-sale begins on February 23. That’s also the day of the Cubs’ first spring-training game against the Brewers at Maryvale.

Baseball’s almost here!