Chicago Cubs announce single game ticket purchase options for 2012 season

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today announced details for purchasing single game tickets for the 2012 season. Single game tickets go on sale at the Wrigley Field Box Office Friday, March 9, at 8 a.m. CST. Single game tickets will be available at two hours later at 10 a.m. Fans interested in purchasing tickets in person at the Wrigley Field Box Office before 10 a.m. on March 9 must participate in a mandatory wristband procedure outlined below.

Fans may once again participate in the MasterCard Pre-Sale prior to the general on-sale date. Starting Wednesday, March 7, at noon, single game tickets will be available at for a 20 percent premium, or a 15 percent premium for fans using a MasterCard.

"We're excited to offer our fans a variety of ways to secure their must-have tickets of the 2012 season," said Colin Faulkner, vice president of ticket sales and service, Chicago Cubs. "Fans may begin purchasing single game tickets as part of the MasterCard Pre-Sale, or secure a wristband to take part in our popular on-sale event at Wrigley Field two hours before online and phone sales begin. Anyone planning to visit us for several games this season will want to consider the currently-available Cubs 6-Game Pack or Cubs 9-Game Pack, featuring tickets to Opening Day and the biggest matchups of the 2012 season."

Details for each single game purchasing option follow:

The Cubs will once again offer the MasterCard Pre-Sale on Wednesday, March 7, at noon. Fans can purchase single game tickets in advance of the general on-sale date at a 20 percent premium, or a 15 percent premium for fans using a MasterCard. MasterCard Pre-Sale tickets may be purchased at

Single game tickets will be available for purchase Friday, March 9, in the following methods. Please note the mandatory wristband process at the Wrigley Field Box Office:

  • At the Wrigley Field Box Office: Tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m., and a random wristband system will be used to determine who may purchase tickets at the Wrigley Field Box office before online sales begin. Up to 10,000 wristbands will be available at Wrigley Field on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The winning numbers will be chosen two days in advance of the on-sale date so fans can plan to be at Wrigley Field for Friday's general on-sale event. Winning numbers will be announced on WGN Radio (720 AM) and on Wednesday, March 7, at 8 a.m. Winners of the wristband drawing will be able to purchase single game tickets in person at Wrigley Field that Friday starting at 8 a.m., two hours before online and phone purchases begin.

    The Cubs and WGN Radio will once again host a Single Game Ticket Wristband Sweepstakes. Prizes include autographed memorabilia and game tickets, including a set of tickets to Opening Day. Participants may enter the sweepstakes when picking up their wristbands at Wrigley Field March 3-4. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. WGN Radio will announce winners of the sweepstakes throughout the day March 7-9 and March 12. All winners will be contacted directly by WGN Radio.

    There is a limit of one wristband per person. Fans will be required to show two forms of identification when picking up their wristband, one of which needs to be a valid government-issued photo ID. Wristbands must be unaltered, intact and worn until the buyer has made their ticket purchase. The same form of identification used to obtain a wristband must be presented at the time of purchase. Wristbands will only be used at Wrigley Field on Friday, March 9.
  • Via the Internet: Visitors to can purchase tickets beginning at 10 a.m. A virtual waiting room will be used for all Internet orders. The virtual waiting room will begin accepting customers Friday, March 9, at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., customers will be selected from the virtual waiting room to begin purchasing tickets. All Internet customers will need a valid account. Customers are recommended to register for an account prior to March 9.
  • By Telephone: Tickets can be purchased by telephone beginning at 10 a.m. Illinois residents can call by dialing 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). The phone number for out-of-state callers is 866-652-2827.

Customers will be limited to six tickets per Marquee game. For updated ticket pricing, please visit For more information, please contact the Chicago Cubs Ticket Office at 773-404-4242.