An email dropped into my inbox this afternoon — yours too, perhaps — which read:
Cubs season tickets are now available
With full-season, half-season and 20-game plans available, there’s never been a better time to become a Cubs Season Ticket Holder.
Enjoy priority access to postseason tickets, on-field gameday experiences, presales for special events at Wrigley Field ... and more.
Well, this is interesting — over the last 20 years, the Cubs had developed a waiting list for season ticket purchases which, at one time or another, had over 100,000 names on it.
This Sun-Times article by Maddie Lee confirms that the Cubs are now offering season tickets to anyone who wants them:
The Cubs have cleared their waiting list, which was created around 2003, and season ticket packages went on sale online Monday at www.cubs.com/seasontickets. A limited inventory of full season, half season and new 20-game packages were available.
“We’re just excited to welcome more fans into the family of being a season ticket holder at Wrigley Field,” said senior vice president of Marquee 360 Cale Vennum, who oversees Cubs ticketing.
The 20-game packages, per the article, have “limited inventory” and are available in the field box outfield, upper box infield, upper box midfield and upper box outfield. It’s not clear what, if any, postseason ticket access those packages will have.
Further, from the Sun-Times article:
When it still looked like the Cubs were going to be 2023 playoff contenders, the team reached out to fans on the waiting list, and those who put down a deposit for 2024 season tickets also received priority access to 2023 playoff tickets. The Cubs have already had over 1,700 new accounts join them, Vennum said Monday morning.
That’s a fairly large increase from the last couple of years, perhaps encouraged by the Cubs’ contending performance in 2023 (until the September collapse) and the hire of Craig Counsell as manager.
Now sign Shohei Ohtani and watch those season-ticket numbers soar.
As always, we await developments.