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Cubs Spring Training tickets on sale Saturday

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They say it’s best to think about being somewhere warm when it’s cold outside. How does Mesa, Ariz., sound?

Spring baseball is just around the corner, and single-game Cubs Spring Training tickets will be available this weekend. Starting Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. MST/11 a.m. CST, fans can purchase tickets by phone at 1-800-THE-CUBS or at cubs.com. Fans already in Mesa can get tickets at the new Cubs Park box office at that same time and can also get a sneak peak of the ballpark between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The first game at Cubs Park will take place on Thursday, Feb. 27, against the Diamondbacks. The complete 2014 schedule can be found at cubs.com/mesa.

“We’re excited about our inaugural season at Cubs Park,” said Justin Piper, general manager of Spring Training business operations. “This new facility is going to be a popular attraction for Cubs and baseball fans all season long. Anyone planning to visit us for games this year will want to purchase tickets early.”

Fans with questions can email mesa@cubs.com.

Cubs Spring Training tickets on sale now

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(Photo by Stephen Green)

Though the thermostat in Chicago might read somewhere in the 20s, Cubs fans can start to fantasize about the warm Mesa sun now that Spring Training tickets are officially on sale.

The first Cubs home game will be Sunday, Feb. 24, against the defending World Series champion Giants. The spring slate concludes Thursday, March 28, against the Mariners. The North Siders will host 17 games in their final year at HoHoKam Park, a facility they’ve called home for 17 years.

In addition, the Cubs will make their annual trip to Las Vegas for a two-game series on March 16-17 against the Rangers.

Tickets are on sale now. Click here to visit the Cubs’ Spring Training information site.

The stage is set at Wrigley Field

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Photos by Kelsey Peters

Fukudome isn’t the biggest thing in centerfield these days.

After the Cubs doubleheader against St. Louis on Sunday, crews from Live Nation moved in and started erecting a massive stage in centerfield for the Elton John/Billy Joel concert tomorrow night. Country group Rascal Flatts will grace the stage on Saturday (July 18), and then John and Joel will return for a second show Tuesday night (July 21).

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for INSIDE THE IVY LOGO.jpg“It’s a unique opportunity — to enjoy music and be on the playing field,” said Carl Rice, Wrigley Field’s senior director of facility management.

With the stage in centerfield, the field can hold 8,000 seats and then thousands more in the stands. Seats at football stadiums can be as far as 800 feet away from the stage, but at Wrigley Field, the furthest seats are around 450 feet away, said Rice.

“It’s a fun and unique way for people to see Wrigley Field without seeing a ballgame,” said Rice. “And world-class acts want this to be a stop, and in most cases, it’s a highlight of their tour.”

IMG_9825.JPGLive Nation handles most of the direct set up, including building the stages and setting up the in-field seating. Crews work about 18 hours a day, right up until the Rocketman and the Pianoman take the stage.

Tickets are sold out for the Billy Joel\Elton John performance Thursday, but seats are still available for the duo’s second show and the Rascal Flatts concert. Go to www.tickets.com or call 1-800-THE-CUBS. Tickets will not be sold through the Wrigley Field Box Office.

– Kelsey Peters

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