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Chicago Cubs announce single game ticket purchase options for 2013 season

The Chicago Cubs today announced details for purchasing single game tickets for the 2013 season. Single game tickets go on sale at the Wrigley Field Ticket Office Friday, March 8, at 8 a.m. CST, two hours before online and phone sales begin. This year marks the final offering of the two-hour on-sale event at Wrigley Field. Fans interested in purchasing tickets in person at the Wrigley Field Ticket Office March 8 before 10 a.m. must participate in a mandatory wristband procedure outlined below.

Following the ticket office on-sale event, single game tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. CST at www.cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).

Fans may once again participate in the MasterCard Pre-Sale prior to the general on-sale date. Starting Wednesday, March 6, at noon, single game tickets will be available at www.cubs.com for a 20 percent premium, or a 15 percent premium for fans using a MasterCard.

"Cubs fans will once again have a variety of options to secure their must-have tickets for the upcoming season," said Colin Faulkner, vice president of sales and partnerships, Chicago Cubs. "We encourage fans looking for advance selection and no online service fees to attend our final two-hour on-sale event at Wrigley Field. Given our planned restoration schedule at Wrigley Field and fans' increased use of online ticket purchasing, we don't anticipate offering this advance in-person purchase opportunity moving forward."

Details for each single game purchasing option follow:

MASTERCARD PRE-SALE:

The Cubs will once again offer the MasterCard Pre-Sale Wednesday, March 6, 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 www.cubs.com.

SINGLE GAME GENERAL ON-SALE:

Single game tickets will be available for purchase Friday, March 8, in the following methods. Please note the mandatory wristband process at the Wrigley Field Ticket Office:

At the Wrigley Field Ticket 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 Ticket Office before online sales begin. Wristbands will be available on a first-come, first-served basis Sunday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday, March 4, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Captain Morgan Club on the corner of Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue. 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 www.cubs.com Wednesday, March 6, 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.

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 Friday, March 8.

Via the Internet: Visitors to www.cubs.com 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 8, 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 Cubs.com account. Customers are recommended to register for an account prior to March 8.

By Telephone: Tickets can be purchased by telephone beginning at 10 a.m. by dialing 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).

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

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