It’s finally here! The Cubs 2020 schedule was released and excited fans are ready to finally watch their beloved Chicago team. Back in March 2020, MLB announced that because of COVID-19, the start of this season would be pushed back at least two weeks. Four days later, it was pushed back indefinitely due to the ongoing pandemic and recommendations made by the CDC. In late June, a 60-game season was implemented, and the teams reported to training at their home fields on July 1st to resume spring training and prepare for Opening Day.
So here we are, a few short weeks away from opening day, but what will it look like? MLB released the new schedule for the abbreviated 2020 season which will hopefully consist of 60 games. Done correctly and safely, we think it’s a good way to bring baseball back. The team will play at home in Wrigley Field against the Brewers Friday, July 24th, and the season will come to a close in late September when they’ll play against the White Sox on the South Side. The Cubs will have a bit of a home-field advantage, as seven of their ten games against the Cardinals will be at Wrigley Field, same for the Brewers. On the other hand, they’ll be on the road for seven out of ten games against the Reds and Pirates. Even without any fans at Wrigley Field, the team should play better at home, especially given the anxieties about travel during COVID-19.
Wrigley Field will not be open to fans. However, you can still snag some awesome rooftop tickets since local Wrigley rooftops were given the go-ahead to open at 25% capacity with masks and social distancing guidelines. Remember to also visit local business establishments, as indoor dining is open at 25% capacity and many places have outdoor dining as well. Your local neighborhood small businesses have missed you!
Here’s to hoping for a great Cubs season! Batter Up!