With rain in the Mesa forecast for Saturday, the Cubs have preemptively moved the start of their first 2020 Cactus League game from 2:05pm CT to 7:10pm CT. The rain should have let up by then, giving everyone the chance to watch on the brand new Marquee Sports Network.
Here’s the official release by the Cubs:
MESA – The Chicago Cubs have shifted the start time of tomorrow’s Sloan Park opener against the Oakland Athletics to 6:10 p.m. MT due to the forecast of inclement weather throughout the morning and into the afternoon.
Gates will open at 4:10 p.m. and parking lots will open at 2:10 p.m.
No ticket exchange is necessary. Mobile tickets in the MLB Ballpark app will automatically update with the new game time. Continue to visit www.cubs.com for the most up-to-date information on the Cubs schedule.
With high rain accumulation expected through the day, parking at Sloan Park could be limited. The Chicago Cubs and City of Mesa encourage guests to carpool, take public transportation or utilize ride sharing services.