We’re not quite to the end of the 2019 season, but the Cubs have already turned their attention to 2020 — at least, to 2020 season tickets for spring training games at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona.
Spring training season-ticket holders (myself included) received their invoices for spring tickets Tuesday.
The overall price for 17 games is $316 per season ticket (lawn tickets), an average of $18.59 per ticket. Last year it was $340 — but that was for 18 games, an average of $18.89 per ticket. Thus, the price per ticket has dropped by 30 cents, a negligible decrease. Here is the pricing for other areas at Sloan Park:
Season parking remains $10 per game.
The Cubs are going all-mobile for season tickets in 2020. Season-ticket holders have the option for printed tickets at no extra charge, however, per the Cubs:
While Spring Training Season Ticket Holders can elect to receive hard copy tickets for the 2020 season, please note they will be printed on generic (non-commemorative) ticket stock and must be picked up at the Will Call windows located at the Sloan Park Ticket Office.
I’m someone who likes hard copy tickets, especially the attractive commemorative ones the Cubs have had in recent years. I understand the reasons why teams — not just the Cubs, but pretty much all sports teams — are going to mobile tickets.
But something will be lost when there’s no longer a hard copy ticket as a souvenir of your trip to the ballpark. It’s more than just a piece of paper. That said, since there are no longer going to be commemorative tickets printed for Sloan Park, I’ll probably just stick with mobile.
Season-ticket payments for Sloan Park for 2020 tickets are due Wednesday, November 20. Single-game tickets will go on sale at the Sloan Park box office and online Saturday, January 11, 2020, and the first spring game is Saturday, February 22, 2020, vs. the Oakland Athletics at Sloan Park.