As previously noted here, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals will take their storied rivalry across the Atlantic Ocean to play two games at London Stadium in England, June 13 and 14, 2020.
Thursday, Cubs season-ticket holders received information about a ticket presale they’ll be able to participate in later this month. Two presales are scheduled for season-ticket holders, one from November 15-18 for people who want to buy tickets to both games, and a second one November 20-24 for those who want to buy just one of the two games. As was the case in 2019 for the Red Sox/Yankees games that were played in London, there will be further sales later, including a presale for people who sign up at this link and a further general public sale that will likely happen sometime in December.
Along with the information on tickets, game times for the London Series were included. The Cubs will wrap up a series against the Phillies in Philadelphia Wednesday, June 10 in a game that begins at 12:05 p.m. CT and then head to London, where they will have Thursday and Friday off before the two-game set with the Cardinals.
The game Saturday, June 13 will begin at 6:10 p.m. local time in London. That’s 12:10 p.m. Central time, a perfectly reasonable TV time for a summer Saturday.
The game Sunday, June 14 will begin at 3:10 p.m. local time in London. That’s 9:10 a.m. Central time... a bit early, but you can have baseball with your Sunday breakfast or brunch.
In 2019, the Saturday game was televised by Fox and the Sunday game was on ESPN, and I’d expect that will likely be the case again in 2020. Both these game times are listed as “subject to change,” but as they match the 2019 London game times, I’d expect they likely won’t.
The Cubs are then off Monday, June 15 and will resume their schedule Tuesday, June 16 at 7:05 p.m. CT at Wrigley Field with a game against the New York Mets.
Along with the information on these presales for Cubs season-ticket holders, the email contained a link to this page, where the Cubs say you can go if you are “interested in upgrading your London Series experience.” Interesting, if pretty pricey.
These two games are Cardinals home games, so I presume Cardinals season-ticket holders are also being afforded a presale. It does mean one less trip than usual for the Cubs to St. Louis in 2020 — they’ll go to Busch Stadium for a pair of four-game series, one in July and one in September. The Cubs will face the Cardinals April 10-12 at Wrigley Field and then not see them again until the teams meet in London.