Cubs announce increase in Wrigley Field capacity

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Wrigley will have 60% capacity starting on May 28 (David Banks - USA Today Sports)
Wrigley will have 60% capacity starting on May 28 (David Banks - USA Today Sports)

CHICAGO – Following approval from the State of Illinois and City of Chicago, the Chicago Cubs are excited to announce that the team is approved to host up to 60% of Wrigley Field's capacity which will go into effect when the Cubs begin their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds May 28.

Newly released single game tickets for the May 28-June 2 games will go on sale to the general public Tuesday, May 18, at 10 a.m. CDT at Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis in seating pods of up to six people and will have a minimum of one open seat between pods within the same row.

In addition, fans have the opportunity to secure Cubs tickets for the May 28-June 2 games through the Return to Wrigley Presale Access Program*, a presale opportunity for fans to register for random drawings to win a chance to purchase tickets. Fans can sign up by submitting an online registration form at Winners will be chosen at random and notified of the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets. Only one entry is permitted per email address and there is no cost to register. The deadline to register for the presale opportunity for May 28-June 2 is tomorrow, May 14, at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

As the Cubs prepare to welcome additional fans back to the Friendly Confines, the State of Illinois and City of Chicago are requiring a designated area specifically for fully vaccinated fans at Wrigley Field for the Cubs four-game series against the Washington Nationals May 17-20 only. The upper section of the center field Budweiser Bleachers will be designated for fully vaccinated fans. This area will be sold at full capacity and seats will not be physically distanced. Single game tickets located in this area will go on sale today, May 13, at 3 p.m. CDT. All tickets in the fully vaccinated area will be $20 plus applicable taxes and fees. Those who purchase these tickets will be required to present proof of vaccination and a photo ID. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

The Cubs’ health and safety protocols enacted at the start of the regular season will remain in place until further notice. Face coverings will still be required for guests two years or older unless actively eating or drinking while seated even in the fully vaccinated area, Cubs tickets will be available exclusively as mobile tickets through the MLB Ballpark app and all purchases at Wrigley Field will remain cashless. For additional information on the club’s COVID-19 guidelines and what to know before heading to Wrigley Field, please visit

The Cubs will have an opportunity to further increase capacity during the regular season subject to approvals from the City of Chicago and State of Illinois.

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