Chicago Cubs: Five things to look forward to in 2021

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Cubs: According to reports fans could be back at the Friendly Confines in 2021

It was incredibly strange watching the Cubs play in front of a completely empty Wrigley Field in 2020. Not being able to enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark was tough for a lot of people. While nothing is finalized or set in stone yet there is growing optimism that there will be some people back in the stands in 2021.

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No, it will not potentially be full capacity but some is better than none as long as it is safe to do so.  The Cubs have already allowed fans back to Sloan Park for spring games at a limited capacity. Tickets could be expensive and not a lot of people will necessarily be able to go in 2021 compared to normal times, but it is a step forward if it can be done safely. Hey, it could give young Cubs fans a taste of what the stands looked like back during weekdays in the 1970s when the crowds were sparse.

As long as the pandemic does not take another rough turn it seems inevitable that there will be fans at Wrigley Field in 2021. The seventh-inning stretch is not as fun when there is nothing but empty seats that cannot stand and sing along.

Next. Fans in the stands can do wonders for Javier Baez. dark

If one is not very confident in the Cubs this season, at least take these five things for what they are worth. The team might not be the greatest but they still should be in the mix with some things to look forward to.