Cubs announce 2016 promotional schedule, celebration plans for a century of the club at Wrigley Field
The Chicago Cubs today announced the 2016 promotional item schedule for home games at Wrigley Field, featuring classic items like bobbleheads, caps, shirts and replica statues, plus a few new additions such as pajama bottoms, misting fans and graphic socks. Fans can purchase tickets to each regular season home game during the general on-sale tomorrow, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. CST, at cubs.com or by calling 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).
This season, the Cubs will celebrate a century of the team playing at Wrigley Field (which originally hosted the Federal League’s Chi-Feds and Whales from 1914-15). The Cubs will wear a commemorative patch featuring a version of the team’s 1916 logo in modern colors on home uniforms throughout the 2016 season. The celebratory logo will be featured on base jewels and as a stamp on baseballs used during 2016 home games. On Wednesday, July 6 against the Cincinnati Reds, both teams will wear 1916 throwback uniforms, and the Cubs will give away up to 30,000 replica throwback jerseys presented by Ideal Industries Inc. to fans in attendance.
In addition to the Century of Cubs at Wrigley Field celebration, fans can choose from a full schedule of promotional items, including a Ron Santo Replica Statue, Ryne Sandberg Retired Number Flag, bobbleheads featuring Jake Arrieta, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber and Joe Maddon, plus six Bud Friday giveaways for adults 21-and-older in the Budweiser Bleachers. Children 13-and-younger can receive exclusive giveaways like a Cubs laundry hamper or youth batting practice pullover at Kids Sundays home games, plus the opportunity to run the bases after each Sunday day game.
“Cubs fans look forward to a number of different promotions each season, and we love to see how excited everyone gets when they enter the ballpark and receive that coveted item,” said Alison Miller, senior director of marketing for the Cubs. “We’re looking forward to some unique additions to our calendar this year, such as bobbleheads commemorating memorable plays like Anthony Rizzo’s tarp catch last season, or our trifecta of postseason award winners. Fans will want to select their tickets and arrive to Wrigley Field early to ensure they can participate.”
Tickets for each regular season home game are available for purchase during tomorrow’s general on-sale, including the home opener vs. the Cincinnati Reds, summer holiday games and rivalry contests with the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as Interleague matchups with rare summer visits from the Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.
Tickets can be purchased online at cubs.com. A virtual waiting room will begin accepting customers at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., customers will be randomly selected from the virtual waiting room to begin purchasing tickets. All Internet customers will need a valid account. It’s recommended fans register for an account prior to February 26. Fans also can purchase tickets by dialing 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). There is a four-ticket purchase limit for Marquee and Platinum games per household, credit card or email address.
The full 2016 promotional calendar with supporting partners follows (subject to changes and additions).
2016 Promotional Item Schedule at Wrigley Field
April 11—Cubs Magnet Schedule presented by Giordano’s (Up to first 30,000 fans)
April 30—Ron Santo Replica Statue presented by TransUnion (Up to first 10,000 fans)
May 8—Cubs Charities “Pink Out” T-shirt presented by Advocate Health Care (Up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher fans)
May 30—Ryne Sandberg Retired Number Flag presented by Pepsi (Up to first 10,000 fans)
June 1—Cubs Cap presented by Conquer Cancer Foundation (Up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher fans)
June 3—Cubs Tote Bag presented by MLB Network (Up to first 20,000 fans)
June 4—Commemorative Oversized Trading Card presented by Topps (Up to first 10,000 fans)
June 5—Cubs Laundry Hamper presented by Vienna Beef (Up to first 5,000 children) ⓿
June 19—Kids Hooded Towel (Up to first 5,000 children) ⓿
July 4—Cubs Camo Apron presented by Magellan Corporation (Up to first 10,000 fans)
July 5—Anthony Rizzo “Tarp Catch” Bobblehead presented by Reynolds Wrap (Up to first 10,000 fans)
July 6—1916 Chicago Cubs Replica Throwback Jersey presented by Ideal Industries Inc. (Up to first 30,000 fans)
July 17—Cubs Family Decals presented by Gonnella Baking Co. (Up to first 5,000 children) ⓿
July 18—Cubs Ear Buds with Case presented by Starwood Preferred Guest (Up to first 10,000 fans)
July 19—Cubs Pajama Bottoms presented by American Airlines (Up to first 10,000 fans)
July 20—Jake Arrieta “Cy Young” Award Bobblehead presented by Pepsi (Up to first 10,000 fans)
July 30—Cubs Misting Fan presented by Comcast SportsNet (Up to first 10,000 fans)
July 31—Cubs Youth Batting Practice Pullover (Up to first 5,000 children) ⓿
Aug. 1—Kris Bryant “Rookie of the Year” Award Bobblehead presented by Wintrust Community Banks (Up to first 10,000 fans)
Aug. 3—Cubs Graphic Socks presented by StubHub (Up to first 10,000 fans)
Aug. 14—Clark Hat presented by Velveeta (Up to first 5,000 children) ⓿
Aug. 16—Joe Maddon “Manager of the Year” Award Bobblehead presented by Benjamin Moore (Up to first 10,000 fans)
Aug. 17—Cubs Beach Tote Bag presented by Las Vegas (Up to first 10,000 fans)
Aug. 18—Cubs Floppy Hat presented by RumChata (Up to first 10,000 Adults) ●
Aug. 30—Cubs Wine Cork Sunglasses presented by Barefoot Wine (Up to first 10,000 Adults) ●
Sept. 3—Cubs Tumbler presented by Pepsi (Up to first 10,000 fans)
Sept. 16—Kyle Schwarber “Home Run” Bobblehead presented by Comcast SportsNet (Up to first 10,000 fans)
Sept. 17—Cubs Stainless Steel Drink Bottle presented by Ideal Industries Inc. (Up to first 10,000 fans)
Sept. 18—Item TBD presented by Jewel-Osco (Up to first 10,000 fans)
Budweiser Bleacher Fridays
May 27—Bud Fridays #1: ’90s Visor (Up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher Adults) ●
June 17—Bud Fridays #2: T-shirt (Up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher Adults) ●
July 15—Bud Fridays #3: Distressed Cubs Cap (Up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher Adults) ●
July 29—Bud Fridays #4: Tank Top (Up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher Adults) ●
Aug. 1—Bud Fridays #5: Cubs Fedora (Up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher Adults) ●
Sept. 2—Bud Fridays #6: Maddon Glasses (Up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher Adults) ●
Visit cubs.com throughout the season for an updated promotional schedule.
*Tentative, subject to change ● Age 21-and-older ⓿ Age 13-and-younger
The first 1,000 kids 13-and-younger run the bases after every Sunday day game.