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Cubs Lineup: 5/27/15

LesterBanksCubs ace Jon Lester takes on the Nats Max Scherzer in the series finale.

Cubs vs. Nationals – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, LHP
Nationals Starter: Max Scherzer, RHP
TV: CSN Chicago, MLB Network; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Chris Coghlan, LF
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Dexter Fowler, CF
5. Starlin Castro, SS
6. Junior Lake, RF
7. David Ross, C
8. Jon Lester, P
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Cubs Lineup: 5/12/15

BryantDingerKris Bryant christened the new Budweiser Bleachers with a first-inning blast Monday. (Photo by David Banks/Getty)

Cubs vs. Mets – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, RHP
Mets Starter: Noah Syndergaard, RHP
TV: CSN+, MLB Network; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Kris Bryant, 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Miguel Montero, C
5. Jorge Soler, RF
6. Starlin Castro, SS
7. Chris Coghlan, LF
8. Jake Arrieta, P
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Wrigley Field’s Budweiser Bleachers set to make season debut May 11

Left Field Porch low resWrigley Field’s Budweiser Bleachers will have a new look and feel this season as the Chicago Cubs reopen the bleachers in phases with new group spaces, improved concessions and additional room for fans to socialize and watch the game.

The bleachers in left and center field remain on track to open for occupancy May 11, which will coincide with Cubs Charities’ Pink Out presented by Advocate Health Care on the first home game following Mother’s Day. Each guest in the Budweiser Bleachers that day will receive a “Pink Out” T-shirt to promote breast cancer prevention awareness and celebrate moms and women everywhere who are survivors. The right-field bleachers will open for occupancy as planned June 11. Work will continue throughout May and June as the team finishes the new spaces and additional amenities, including new concessions and food offerings. The overall enhanced Budweiser Bleachers will be completed in early July. The team will host a celebratory event for guests in the Budweiser Bleachers on Friday, July 3.

“There’s no experience quite like sitting in the Budweiser Bleachers for a Cubs game,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. “With new group spaces, wider concourses and expanded concession service, we are excited to open the Budweiser Bleachers for our next homestand and celebrate the relaunch of one of the most popular seats in sports with our legacy partner, Anheuser-Busch.”

A combination of portable and fixed concessions and vendors will be available in the Budweiser Bleachers beginning May 11. The new Platform 14, an outdoor concession area located behind the historic scoreboard, is scheduled to open in early July. Platform 14 will offer expanded food preparation spaces and a larger variety of freshly prepared food items. When the Budweiser Bleacher expansion is completed, fans will enjoy shorter wait times with additional points of sale and a wider variety of food and beverage offerings.

The new Budweiser Bleachers also include new video boards and signage that feature a mix of game and player stats, video replays, historical Cubs footage and behind-the-scenes interviews with the team, as well as baseball content from around the league.

In addition to the expanded spaces and amenities, the Cubs and Budweiser have teamed up to present new Budweiser Bleacher Fridays on select dates throughout the 2015 season. Budweiser Bleacher Fridays will feature pre- or postgame entertainment, exclusive giveaway items, special food and beverages, and more. This year’s schedule is headlined by a postgame Extra Innings Show for all game attendees featuring Fitz & The Tantrums on Friday, July 10. Budweiser Bleacher guests will receive an Extra Innings Concert Koozie. Other Budweiser Bleacher Friday themes include a Beach Bash (May 29), Country Day (June 12), Red, White and Brew (July 3), ‘90s Day (Aug. 21), and Singles and Doubles Day (Sept. 18).

In addition to general admission seating in the Budweiser Bleachers, several new and enhanced spaces are available that provide a fun atmosphere, additional amenities and space for groups of various sizes.

Budweiser Bleacher Group Spaces:
Budweiser Patio: The Budweiser Patio offers standing room and reserved seating below the new video board in right field with all-inclusive food and beverage. This space is perfect for large groups of 50-150 fans. Beginning this season, the Budweiser Patio will feature an expanded footprint and additional concessions options. The Budweiser Patio will open June 11.

Budweiser Bleacher Suite: The enclosed Budweiser Bleacher Suite offers a premier gameday experience for groups of 50-100 guests. Located in center field, guests in the Budweiser Bleacher Suite will enjoy a food and beverage package and easy access to the Budweiser Bleachers. This is a great space for corporate gatherings or large group events. The Budweiser Bleacher Suite will open May 11.

Left-Field Porch: This large group space offers a mix of standing-room and bleacher seating options beneath the new left-field video board for groups of up to 100 people. Featuring an all-inclusive beverage package, the Left-Field Porch is a great space for corporate employee engagement events or large group gatherings. The Left Field Porch will open May 11.

Right-Field Porch: Similar to the Left-Field Porch, this large group space offers a mix of standing-room and bleacher seating options for groups of up to 100 people. Featuring an all-inclusive beverage package, the Right-Field Porch is a great space for corporate employee engagement events or large group gatherings. The Right-Field Porch will be open to all Budweiser Bleacher guests on select dates this season. The Right-Field Porch will open June 11.

Left-Field Well: The new Left-Field Well features space close to the action in the first two rows above the left-field wall with designated standing-room and limited seating for groups of 15 to 50 fans. The Left-Field Well offers guests the best view in the bleachers to catch all the action on the field and is perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties and special events. The Left-Field Well will open May 11.

“With new offerings to complement the bleacher experience fans already know and love, we are thrilled to open the enhanced Budweiser Bleachers and welcome back our fans in the coming weeks,” said Vice President of Sales and Partnerships Colin Faulkner. “Guests can begin booking these new spaces today to ensure they are part of an exciting season of Cubs baseball.”

Budweiser Bleacher tickets are available for sale now at www.cubs.com/bleachers, by phone at 1-800-THE-CUBS or at the Wrigley Field Ticket Windows. Fans can find more information about each Budweiser Bleacher group space and directions for booking at www.cubs.com/bleachers.

Cubs Lineup: 4/27/15

AddRussAddison Russell makes his Wrigley Field debut Monday. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty)
Cubs vs. Pirates – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP
Pirates Starter: Vance Worley, RHP
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: WBBM 780 AM
Lineups
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Jorge Soler, RF
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Kris Bryant, 3B
5. Miguel Montero, C
6. Starlin Castro, SS
7. Chris Coghlan, LF
8. Jason Hammel, P
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Cubs Lineup: 4/18/15

hendricks2014Cubs vs. Padres – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 p.m. CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, RHP
Padres Starter: Tyson Ross, RHP
TV: CSN; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Jorge Soler, RF
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Kris Bryant, 3B
5. Chris Coghlan, LF
6. Starlin Castro, SS
7. Miguel Montero, C
8. Kyle Hendricks, RHP
9. Jonathan Herrera, 2B

Cubs to leave Wintrust W lit up after wins at Wrigley Field

WintrustThis season, the Cubs will debut a new twist on an old tradition. After each Cubs win at Wrigley Field, the team will keep the Wintrust “W” lit above the new video board once the ballpark lights turn off.

Though the left-field video board is definitely new, the concept of keeping a blue light shining after Cubs wins is not. During the major renovation of 1937, when the team constructed the modern-style bleachers and scoreboard and planted the ivy, the idea came about to install two lights atop the scoreboard along with the W and L flags. That way, commuters on the El would still be able to tell if the Cubs won or lost even after it got dark and it was no longer possible to see the flags.

The Cubs installed a blue light on the third-base side of the scoreboard to be lit following wins and a white light on first-base side for losses. More than 75 years later, those lights were still being used.

To continue to preserve this history while utilizing Wrigley Field’s newest assets to their best effect, the Cubs will have a new tradition following Cubs wins. Long after “Go, Cubs, Go” has finished playing and the crowds have poured back out into Wrigleyville, the blue W in the Wintrust logo atop the video board will keep fans and commuters posted on the fate of their beloved Cubs. Watch for it all season at the Friendly Confines.

Cubs Lineup: 4/13/15

DexterHRSunday’s hero Dexter Fowler leads things off for the Cubs. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty)

Cubs vs. Reds – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, LHP
Reds Starter: Mike Leake, RHP
Broadcast: CSN+, WBBM 780

Cubs Lineup
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Jorge Soler, RF
4. Chris Coghlan, LF
5. Starlin Castro, SS
6. Mike Olt, 3B
7. David Ross, C
8. Jon Lester, P
9. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B

Second Homestand Promotions and Guests: 4/13/15-4/19/15

Cubs _Winter_Aviator_HatThe first 10,000 fans on Friday, April 17 will go home with a Cubs winter aviator hat.

After a short three-game set in Colorado, the Cubs return home for the second homestand of the year at Wrigley Field. From April 13-19, the Cubs welcome the division-rival Reds and the rebuilt and reloaded Padres squad. They’ll also welcome the cast of the Book of Mormon and The Second City Mainstage.

Here are the other guests and promotions you’ll find at the Friendly Confines during the six-game set.

Homestand Recap, April 13-19

Monday, April 13, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • Broadcast: CSN+, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
  • National Anthem and first pitch: Book of Mormon star David Larsen (Elder Price)
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Book of Mormon stars David Larsen and Cody Jamison Strand (Elder Cunningham)

Tuesday, April 14, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • First pitch: WNBA Chicago Sky guard Cappie Pondexter
  • Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Wednesday, April 15, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • Pregame ceremony and seventh-inning stretch: Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars
  • Broadcast: WPWR-TV, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Friday, April 17, Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Winter Aviator Hat presented by Pepsi (first 10,000 fans)
  • Broadcast: WLS-TV, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Saturday, April 18, Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres, 1:20 p.m.

  • Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Sunday, April 19, Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres, 1:20 p.m.

  • Seventh-inning stretch: Cast members from The Second City Mainstage
  • Broadcast: WGN-TV, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
  • Kids Run the Bases postgame (first 1,000 kids 13 and under)

Cubs to honor Jackie Robinson during next homestand

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(Photo by Stephen Green)

The Cubs return to Wrigley Field to host the Reds and Padres for their second homestand of the season, which will stretch from April 13-19.

On Wednesday, April 15, the Cubs will join all of Major League Baseball when they host Jackie Robinson Day at Wrigley Field. Jackie Robinson’s legacy is memorialized each year on April 15 to recognize the anniversary of the Hall of Famer breaking baseball’s color barrier.

Uniformed players and personnel at each major league ballpark will wear Jackie Robinson’s retired No. 42 on their jerseys that day. The bases used at Wrigley Field will feature a commemorative Jackie Robinson Day base jewel, and these game-used bases and No. 42 jerseys will be available through Cubs Authentics to benefit Cubs Charities.

A pregame ceremony will include a video highlighting Jackie Robinson’s career and legacy. The team will also present the ninth-annual Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award, which recognizes diverse business partners who continue the legacy of Jackie Robinson. Finally, several Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars will be recognized on the field, and these students will have the honor of leading the evening’s seventh-inning stretch.

Food Specials
This homestand, the Decade Diner—located in the right field concourse—will serve a Loaded Grilled Cheese with Smoked Brisket special, featuring two grilled cheese sandwiches, gourmet mac and cheese and smoked brisket. The Caprese Flatbread special features grilled flatbread, light tomato sauce, fresh ovalini mozzarella and fresh basil.

Tickets remain available for the upcoming homestand at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).

Now Playing: A memorable Opening Night at Wrigley Field

There’s nothing like Opening Day (or Night) to get you excited for the season. The North Siders are coming off a huge offseason, and this was many fans’ first opportunity to see new manager Joe Maddon, prized free-agent lefty Jon Lester, leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler and the rest of the team in person. Plus, the Cubs were the nationally televised, ESPN2 Opening Night affair—the only game on the major league slate—and debuted the new 3,990-square-foot video board in left field. To make things even better, the Cardinals were in town, and it was Lester toeing the slab versus St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright. The house was packed, and it felt like a playoff atmosphere. If you couldn’t be at Wrigley Field Sunday night, Vine Line was there to give you a look at all the Opening Night festivities.

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