For the first time in a decade the Cubs are decreasing season ticket prices for the 2020 season. However, it looks like that’s only the case because they have a bunch of home games in April, when it’s cold as hell in Chicago and they’re shifting some of their tier prices for games.
Yet, after an 84-win season, finishing third in the division and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2014, there was no way the team could justify upping prices for season-ticket holders. On average, season ticket packages are going down by 2.5% in 2020.
However, individual tickets are still going up and when you factor in different price points around Wrigley Field for next season, it’s not like the Cubs are actually out here saving money for fans.
Via The Athletic.
But before we congratulate anyone, 66 percent of individual tickets will see a modest increase in price, most between $1 and $5 per game.
With 22 different sections, the Cubs have 132 price points in bowl and bleacher seating and 87 of them are seeing an increase in price on a per-game basis. The majority of unchanged prices (30 of 45) are in the diamond and bronze sections (most and least expensive), which only account for 15 games.
So, this will save money for season ticket holders, but everyone else? Prices are still going up for individual game tickets. Those prices will come out in February.
One more piece of information in terms of games at Wrigley Field in 2020 is that some night games will begin earlier, at 6:40 p.m. instead of the usual 7:05 p.m. start times.
One change for Cubs fans this year is earlier start times for night games in April, early May and September. Ten games will start at 6:40 p.m. instead of 7:05 p.m.“We want to make those games accessible to a lot of folks,” Vennum said. “It should have a nice impact early in the season.”
So, season tickets going down. Individual tickets going up. Some night games in April, May and September will start at 6:40 p.m. instead of 7:05 p.m.