02/03/09 5:59 PM EST
Cubs' single-game tix on sale Feb. 20
Online virtual waiting room will take customers at 9:30 a.m. CT
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com
Individual game tickets for the Cubs' 2009 regular season will go on sale Feb. 20, the team announced Tuesday.
Tickets will be available for purchase in the following methods:
Via the Internet: Visitors to the Cubs' Web site, cubs.com, can purchase tickets beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Feb. 20.
A virtual waiting room will be used for all Internet orders. The virtual waiting room will begin accepting customers at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. At 10 a.m., customers will be randomly selected from the virtual waiting room to begin purchasing tickets. All Internet customers will need a valid cubs.com account. We recommend that customers sign up for an account prior to Feb. 20.
At the Wrigley Field box office: Tickets will go on sale at 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 20, 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. that day.
Wristbands will be available at Wrigley Field from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Feb. 18 and from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on Feb. 19. There is a limit of one wristband per person. You will be required to show two forms of identification, one of which needs to be a government-issued photo ID. The wristbands will only be used at Wrigley Field on Feb. 20.
A random drawing will be held shortly after 6 a.m. on Feb. 20 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. on Feb. 20. 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. on Feb. 23 at Chicagoland tickets.com outlets.
Please note that on Feb. 20-22, 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.
For updated ticket pricing, see this list at cubs.com.
Dugout, Bullpen, CBOE and Bleacher Box Seats will go on sale at a future date. Dates will be released on cubs.com.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.