Monday morning, we have this report, though no official announcement yet:
Cubs and Sox to get go ahead to put fans in stands (15 to 25 percent) by the city of Chicago in April. Teams are hopeful of opening day fans.— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) March 8, 2021
It’s too early to figure how the Cubs will allocate tickets. Since the Cubs have far more season-ticket holders than tickets currently allowed, it figures that almost all the people in Wrigley Field, at least early on, will be STH. Of course, STH could put their tickets on StubHub (they’d have to sell the entire pod they buy, similar to what is now happening for Sloan Park tickets).
I am speculating here, but I would suspect that Cubs season-ticket holders would be permitted to buy tickets by seniority. There might be some who would pass on getting these; some Cubs STH don’t live in the Chicago area and might not want to travel. That would allow others further down the seniority line to buy tickets.
For me personally, as I wrote earlier this month, I am satisfied with the protocols the Cubs instituted at Sloan Park and have been attending games. Depending on what’s set for Wrigley, I’d probably attend games there too.
As always, we await developments. If/when there is updated or official information about this, I will update this story.
UPDATE — Here’s the official announcement from Mayor Lightfoot:
Folks, we've significantly slowed the spread of COVID, getting our positivity rate down to 2.8%. And now, we can begin to safely welcome fans back to our baseball stands on opening day. Although we’re reopening, masking is still of utmost importance. ⚾ pic.twitter.com/pkGnMDkSUc— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) March 8, 2021
When ticket details are made available, I’ll share them with you.