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    i am going to be going to chicago in april and am going to be buying tickets the day they go on sale in february. i already have my plane tickets.

    how hard is it to get tickets?
    are some areas completly sold out already by season ticket holders?

    any input would be appreciated

    thanks

  • #2
    It's not too hard to get tickets, in pretty much any part in the park you'd like to sit.

    Getting those tickets at face price however, is an ENTIRELY different story.

    Unless you win the online-waitingroom lottery, be prepared to pay far out the nose.
    Jerseys hanging in my den : Santo, Jenkins, Williams, Banks, Grace, Sandberg, Dawson, Eckersley, Sutcliffe, Wood, Prior, Zambrano, Lee

    Oddly enough, I never bought a Sosa jersey, even during his best years.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Slightly Sarcastic
      It's not too hard to get tickets, in pretty much any part in the park you'd like to sit.

      Getting those tickets at face price however, is an ENTIRELY different story.

      Unless you win the online-waitingroom lottery, be prepared to pay far out the nose.
      what is the waiting room lottery? is it really that difficult to get tickets online

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      • #4
        In order to deal with the huge number of people trying to buy tickets enormous server loads, to get Cubs tickets online the day they go on sale, you will have to spend a long while in an online waiting room, hoping to get lucky and have your request processed.

        I was there the second they went on sale, and I spent hours waiting for my name to be randomly picked from the waiting room so I could buy tickets for a Cubs/Cards game last season. When I finally got through to actually buy the tickets, the game I wanted was sold out. I tried to pick another game in the same series, only to be put back in the waiting room. Of course, that game was sold out by the time I was able to have a chance at it.

        I'd suggest getting a bunch of people to help you, and if/when one of you gets through, then call the others off the hunt.



        But you can almost always find tickets for any game you want right across the street from the park. It's just a matter of how much you want to pay.
        Jerseys hanging in my den : Santo, Jenkins, Williams, Banks, Grace, Sandberg, Dawson, Eckersley, Sutcliffe, Wood, Prior, Zambrano, Lee

        Oddly enough, I never bought a Sosa jersey, even during his best years.

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        • #5
          one of the good things about season tix. not having to worry about that crap

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rockin500
            one of the good things about season tix. not having to worry about that crap
            You got that right...

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            • #7
              I had season tickets from '99 through '01, but I moved downstate and couldn't really justify the expense.

              If I would have had the foresight to keep the tickets and sell the bulk of them online, I would be a lot better off now.
              Jerseys hanging in my den : Santo, Jenkins, Williams, Banks, Grace, Sandberg, Dawson, Eckersley, Sutcliffe, Wood, Prior, Zambrano, Lee

              Oddly enough, I never bought a Sosa jersey, even during his best years.

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              • #8
                what is this deal about having to have a cubs.com account to purchase single game tickets. this stuff is just ridiculous. i mean it is free to set up, why the extra steps to just buy tickets.

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                • #9
                  To Get You on a Mailing List

                  I bought Cubs-Pirates tickets in Pittsburgh last year, and a guy from the Pirates ticket office called to sell me pre-sale tickets for this year!

                  You can get decent tickets on the street if you avoid the scalpers near the El station. They are scum.

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                  • #10
                    You can buy tickets online after they go onsale, your selection will be limited though. I bought tickets last year a month after they went on sale, you just have to be flexible where you want to sit and what games you want to go to.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cubmanjay
                      You can buy tickets online after they go onsale, your selection will be limited though. I bought tickets last year a month after they went on sale, you just have to be flexible where you want to sit and what games you want to go to.
                      You can get tickets online after the first day or two, but you won't get tickets for any Cubs/Cards games, Cubs/Sox games, interleague games, or almost every weekend game.

                      If you're looking for Cubs/Rockies or Cubs/Nationals tickets, you can probably get those pretty much anytime. Unless the Nats and Sosa work out a deal, then you can rule those out too.
                      Jerseys hanging in my den : Santo, Jenkins, Williams, Banks, Grace, Sandberg, Dawson, Eckersley, Sutcliffe, Wood, Prior, Zambrano, Lee

                      Oddly enough, I never bought a Sosa jersey, even during his best years.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Slightly Sarcastic
                        You can get tickets online after the first day or two, but you won't get tickets for any Cubs/Cards games, Cubs/Sox games, interleague games, or almost every weekend game.

                        If you're looking for Cubs/Rockies or Cubs/Nationals tickets, you can probably get those pretty much anytime. Unless the Nats and Sosa work out a deal, then you can rule those out too.
                        i am going to be going to go to the game on 4/24 vs. the marlins (monday eve)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bigworm_122
                          i am going to be going to go to the game on 4/24 vs. the marlins (monday eve)
                          You shouldn't have trouble getting decent seats for that game. If you're willing and able, just go to the box office a few hours before gametime and purchase some seats. They'll definitely release more tickets that day.

                          Will this be your first visit to Wrigley?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by halloffamefan
                            You shouldn't have trouble getting decent seats for that game. If you're willing and able, just go to the box office a few hours before gametime and purchase some seats. They'll definitely release more tickets that day.

                            Will this be your first visit to Wrigley?
                            yes, this will be my first visit to wrigley.

                            i really would not like to chance wainting until that day to get tickets, because if i can't that is the only day i can go, and i don't want to miss out

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                            • #15
                              How many tickets are you looking for? When I bought tickets last year I bought seperates. Just depends on how bad you want to see a game and where you want to sit. I didn't mind sitting seperated from my dad because I was there to watch the game.

                              On a side note, i'm in my 30's and there was nothing better than going to see a Cubs baseball game @ Wrigley with my dad for the first time, both of us long time Cubs fans.

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