The Chicago Cubs today announced details for purchasing single game tickets for the 2014 season. This year, Cubs fans will be able to watch their favorite team while taking part in a season-long celebration of the last 100 years of baseball and other events that have taken place at Wrigley Field. Guests will enjoy unique promotional items, retro food and beverage options, throwback uniforms and entertainment specific to the time period being celebrated during 10 decade-specific homestands.
Single game tickets go on sale Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m. CST at www.cubs.com and by phone at 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Fans may once again participate in the MasterCard Pre-sale prior to the general on-sale date. Starting Tuesday, March 4, at 10 a.m., fans using a MasterCard can purchase single game tickets in advance of the general on-sale date at a 15 percent premium, while fans using other forms of payment may purchase tickets at a 20 percent premium.
As referenced last year, the team will no longer host a two-hour on-sale event at Wrigley Field prior to online and phone sales. The Wrigley Field Ticket Windows will open Saturday, March 8, at 9 a.m.
In celebration of Wrigley Field's milestone, the team has introduced a section of MasterCard Century Seats with tickets priced at $19.14 before tax for every game of the season. This 350-seat section is located in the Upper Deck Box level in left field. These tickets must be purchased with a MasterCard and are available at www.cubs.com/CenturySeats or 800-THE-CUBS with no service or delivery fees.
"We're excited to host the 'Party of the Century' at Wrigley Field this year while honoring our historic ballpark," said Cubs Vice President of Sales and Partnerships Colin Faulkner. "Our fans will notice a unique look and feel when they attend each homestand as we recognize a century of events, milestones, people and teams who play a significant role in Wrigley Field's iconic history."
Following Opening Week, Cubs fans will be treated to a variety of elements to celebrate 10 decades during 10 unique homestands at Wrigley Field. These festivities include historic bobblehead giveaways on the first Friday of each homestand to honor key individuals or events from the corresponding decade; "Throwback Sunday" games on the first Sunday of each homestand when the Cubs and many visiting teams will wear throwback uniforms; retro toy promotional giveaways to children 13-and-under on those same Sundays; a dedicated "Decades Diner" with rotating food and beverage options; plus commemorative ballpark décor, guests and game entertainment.
While the entire season is dedicated to celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field, one game stands out as Wrigley Field's actual 100th birthday. On April 23, the Cubs will host the Arizona Diamondbacks exactly a century after the Chicago Federals opened then-Weeghman Park against the Kansas City Packers on April 23, 1914. Both teams will wear commemorative uniforms and the first 30,000 fans in the ballpark receive a replica 1914 Chi-Feds jersey. Like any good birthday party, Wrigley Field's celebration will feature special guests, gifts, cake, entertainment and even a serenade to the tune of "Happy Birthday."
Details for each single game purchasing option follow:
The Cubs will once again offer the MasterCard Pre-sale starting Tuesday, March 4, at 10 a.m. Fans using a MasterCard can purchase single game tickets in advance of the general on-sale date at a 15 percent premium, while fans using other forms of payment may purchase tickets at a 20 percent premium. MasterCard Pre-sale tickets may be purchased at www.cubs.com.
SINGLE GAME GENERAL ON-SALE:
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 7, 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 7.
By Telephone: Tickets can be purchased by telephone beginning at 10 a.m. by dialing 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).
At the Wrigley Field Ticket Office: Tickets will be available for purchase at the Wrigley Field Ticket Windows Saturday, March 8, beginning at 9 a.m. Due to offseason construction in the main concourse and fans' increased use of online ticket purchasing, the team will no longer host a two-hour on-sale event at Wrigley Field prior to online and phone sales.
MASTERCARD CENTURY SEATS:
In celebration of Wrigley Field's 100th birthday, the Cubs and MasterCard have partnered to offer a consistently low-priced seating option for every game during the 2014 regular season. Cubs fans can use their MasterCard to buy tickets priced at $19.14 before tax with no service or delivery fees. This 350-seat section is located in the Upper Deck Box level in left field.
MasterCard Century Seats must be purchased with a MasterCard, which serves as the buyer's day-of-game ticket for admittance along with a photo ID. Guests will receive email confirmation of their purchase, however print-at-home tickets are not available for MasterCard Century Seats. These tickets are non-transferable. MasterCard Century Seats are available at www.cubs.com/CenturySeats or 800-THE-CUBS beginning Saturday, March 8, at 10 a.m.
The 2014 Cubs Promotional Schedule featuring historic bobbleheads, retro toys and other noteworthy giveaways accompanies this press release. For updated ticket pricing, please visit www.cubs.com. For more information, please contact the Chicago Cubs Ticket Office at 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).