Last year, the Cubs experimented with simulcasts of a handful of games on Facebook Live.
Now, this experiment is being expanded, thanks to a deal between the Cubs and one of their broadcast partners, ABC7 Chicago.
Tuesday night’s game against the Giants in San Francisco will be carried live on the Cubs and ABC7’s Facebook pages at 9:15 p.m. CT, the first of 10 such live broadcasts.
“ABC 7 Chicago is excited to partner with the Chicago Cubs, Facebook and Biofreeze to bring Cubs baseball to our fans in such a unique and innovative way. We love having the games broadcast on ABC 7, but we also look forward to engaging Cubs fans with Facebook simulcasts,” said John Idler, President and General Manager, ABC 7 Chicago, in a statement.
These games will be available live on Facebook only in the Chicago area, a useful thing if you’re local to Chicago and don’t have a TV available to watch ABC7.
Here are the other nine games that will be carried on Facebook:
Saturday, July 14, at Padres, 9:10 p.m. CT
Sunday, July 22, vs. Cardinals, 1:20 p.m. CT
Saturday, August 11, vs. Nationals, 3:05 p.m. CT
Sunday, August 19, at Pirates, 12:35 p.m. CT
Saturday, August 25, vs. Reds, 1:20 p.m. CT
Wednesday, September 12, vs. Brewers, 7:05 p.m. CT
Sunday, September 16, vs. Reds, 1:20 p.m. CT
Sunday, September 23, at White Sox, 1:10 p.m. CT
Friday, September 28, vs. Cardinals, 1:20 p.m. CT