The 2020 60-game Cubs season is scheduled to begin a week from today, without fans in the stands, although some of the rooftop clubs across from Wrigley are selling tickets to view games from there.
Friday afternoon, the Cubs announced that their annual Convention, which was scheduled for January 15-17, 2021 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, has been cancelled. In an email to season-ticket holders, the team said:
With current public health guidelines limiting mass gatherings and unknown restrictions on hotels and events in the future, it’s become clear that planning and hosting an event of this magnitude is not practical at this time.
Like you, we look forward to this special event each year as a way for our entire organization to spend time with you, our beloved fans, and celebrate the new season ahead. While we are all disappointed we won’t be able to host our in-person event, we are exploring new and exciting ways to engage virtually. We will share additional details with you as soon as they are finalized in the coming months.
We appreciate your continued support of our team and organization.
The convention had been held for 35 consecutive years, from 1986-2020, first at the Chicago Hilton & Towers before it moved to the Sheraton in 2012. We look forward to the virtual winter events the Cubs will announce later, and hopefully the Convention can resume in January 2022.