The Cubs are nearly recession proof. They have received 98 percent renewal from their season-ticket holders. The waiting list has topped 100,000.
Tickets will be available for purchase in the following methods:
Via the Internet: Visitors to cubs.com can purchase tickets beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Friday.
A virtual waiting room will be used for all Internet orders. The virtual waiting room will begin accepting customers at 9:30 a.m. CT on Friday. At 10 a.m. CT, customers will be randomly selected from the virtual waiting room to begin purchasing tickets. All Internet customers will need a valid cubs.com account.
At the Wrigley Field Box Office: Tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. CT on Friday, and a random wristband system will be used. There will be no advantage to camping out at the ballpark, as initial position in lines will be established by a random drawing of all wristbands distributed prior to 6 a.m. CT that day.
Wristbands were available until 10 p.m. CT on Thursday. A random drawing will be held shortly after 6 a.m. on Friday to determine the starting number for the ticket lines. The winning number will immediately be announced on WGN Radio (720 AM) and on cubs.com. All other numbers will follow the selected number.
By telephone: Tickets can be purchased by telephone through Tickets.com beginning at 10 a.m. CT Friday. The Tickets.com phone number for Illinois callers is 800-The-Cubs (800-843-2827). The phone number for out-of-state callers is 866-652-2827.
Outlet ticket sales will begin at 10 a.m. CT on Monday at Chicagoland Tickets.Com Outlets.
Please note that Friday through Sunday, various ticket limits will be put in place. These limits will be imposed based on various factors, including customer name, household, credit card and e-mail address. Internet customers who use computer-based scripting language may have all orders cancelled.
There will be a limit of six tickets per game.
At the Wrigley Field Box Office, fans will be limited to ordering a maximum of 42 tickets. Internet and phone customers will be limited to one game per order of up to six tickets. Internet and phone customers will be limited to a maximum of 42 tickets for the weekend. All customers who order more than this limit may have all orders cancelled.
All Bud Light Bleacher tickets sold at Wrigley Field on Feb. 20 will be by credit card only, and fans can use Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express. Credit cards used during the on-sale must be in the name of the ticket purchaser.
In an effort to provide the best ticket availability for Cubs fans, all customers when receiving a wristband on Feb. 18-19 and while purchasing tickets at Wrigley Field on Feb. 20 will be required to show two forms of identification, one of which needs to be a government-issued photo ID.
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Dugout, Bullpen, CBOE and Bleacher Box Seats will go on sale at a future date. Please refer to the Cubs ticket information center for more details.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.