We’re back, baby! It’s been a long road to this point, but Thursday brought all kinds of positive news on the COVID front. The CDC announced vaccinated Americans can largely ditch their face coverings and as the nation continues to open up coming out of the pandemic, the Chicago Cubs are dramatically increasing fan capacity at the Friendly Confines.
Starting Memorial Day weekend, Wrigley Field will move to 60 percent capacity – a major jump from the team’s current 25 percent that’s based on City of Chicago and State of Illinois guidelines. That works out to just under 25,000 fans just in time for the unofficial start of summer in the Windy City.
Cubs: Great, so how do I actually purchase tickets for that weekend?
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OK, so now that you know Wrigley will start feeling like Wrigley again – after all, it’s the Wrigley faithful that make it was it is come summertime – how do you get Cubs tickets?
Members of the public can get their first crack at tickets next week – Tuesday, May 18 at 10 AM CT on cubs.com. You’ll be limited to six tickets per purchase to ensure as many folks as possible have a chance to get in on the action.
Maybe given all the good news we got on Thursday, you’re feeling lucky? Then roll the dice with the Cubs’ ‘Return to Wrigley Presale Access Program’. Similar to what we’ve seen early in the year, you can register for a chance to get early access to tickets for the series against the Reds and Padres from 5/28 to 6/2.
One caveat: the deadline for that early access is May 14 (Friday) at 11:59 PM CT. So don’t wait.
A slow return to normal will take some adjusting for a lot of folks
As someone who’s been fortunate enough to largely work remote for the last year-plus, my interactions with large groups have been next to nothing and outside of running errands, I’ve been pretty isolated.
No matter how you feel about masks, face coverings or anything that’s dictated our lives during the last year, let’s all come together at the Confines this summer as Cubs fans. In my mind, there’s nothing to bring people together better than baseball – and with more fans in the seats, the familiar buzz will be back in the air in Wrigleyville.
I think we all need that comfort and familiarity more than we realize. But let’s do our part to enjoy the ballpark, the team – and be conscious that, even with these new guidelines, it might take some folks more time to adjust to ‘normal’ again.