After initially announcing that Wrigley Field would be able to host fans at 20% capacity when the regular season opens, the Cubs have been granted a small bump. The mayor’s office has approved an increase to 25%, so the Cubs now have an additional 2,000 tickets available for their first homestand starting April 1.
Source: Cubs will be operating at 25% capacity, ~ 10,000 fans, for Opening Day rather than the 20% that was initially announced. Plan is still to increase those numbers as season goes on.
— Evan Altman (@DEvanAltman) March 25, 2021
Though Chicago has seem surges in COVID numbers following St. Patrick’s Day revelry, it’s still expected that capacity will increase steadily throughout the summer months. According to a source, the Cubs are targeting 60% attendance at some point, though a specific date was not tied to that figure. Crane Kenney, the team’s president of business operations, had said they hoped to be operating at full capacity by the end of the season.
Stay tuned for more, specifically when it comes to how the Cubs will allocate the additional tickets.