Although there is a photo of fans lined up at a Wrigley Field ticket booth at the top of this post, this year, as in recent years, the Cubs’ official sale of single-game tickets will be conducted only online and by phone.
Here are the details.
On Friday, February 22, you can purchase tickets at 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. The Cubs say you should register for an account prior to the sale.
On the same morning and time, you can buy tickets by phone by calling 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).
There is a four-ticket purchase limit for Diamond games per household, credit card or email address, and 14-ticket limit for all other games. There is a maximum of 40 total tickets per order.
As has been the case also in recent years, the team is offering an online-only Mastercard Presale beginning Tuesday, February 19, at noon CT through Wednesday, February 20, 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. Using other forms of payment, tickets will be available at a 20 percent premium. Visit cubs.com/MCPresale for full details.
All games will be available in the Mastercard presale. There are also presales for season ticket holders. A STH Mastercard presale will take place Tuesday, February 19 from 10 a.m. CT to 11:59 a.m. CT and a STH presale at regular prices Thursday, February 21 from noon to 10 p.m. CT. Season ticket holders will be sent a unique single-use password prior to those sales. The same ticket limits as above apply.
The Cubs say that all tickets from these sales will be delivered through the MLB Ballpark app. There’s no word on when the Wrigley Field ticket windows will open; given that there’s construction still ongoing where the windows are located, I’d say most likely they won’t be open until sometime near the date of the home opener on April 8 or maybe not even until that date.
I’ll open the usual Tales From The Virtual Waiting Room post on the day of the main on-sale, February 22, for your stories of ticket purchasing on that date.