Just saw this on Google News, the Cubs are eliminating fees for 2013 for their upcoming 6 game and 9 game Cub Packs sale. The interesting thing is their link to the 6 game pack, shows a Washington Nationals game for Apr. 5th! There is no home game til Opening Day, April 8th! It looks like the 9 game links are correct.
The good thing about looking at these packs online is that it gives you a hint as to what the upcoming promo dates are. Among the promos this year they are going to have trading card days, where you can build up a set over 4 or five games, a Cubs cowboy hat, Kyuji Fujikawa bobblehead, Darwin Barney Gold Glove replica trophy, silicone scoreboard slap watch, retired # flag, and Cubs tin lunchbox.
Here is the press release regarding the 6 and 9 game packs, your thoughts?
Cubs Press Release
01/14/2013 6:34 PM ET
Cubs to offer Cubs 6-game packs and Cubs 9-game packs on sale January 23
Ticket pack options include the Cubs home opener, rivalry match-ups, promotional dates – no online service fees will be charged
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs today announced the sale of Cubs 6-Game Packs and Cubs 9-Game Packs, featuring tickets to the Wrigley Field Home Opener against the Milwaukee Brewers, rivalry matchups with the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, plus many popular summer weekend and promotional giveaway dates. New this season, purchasers of Cubs 6-Game Packs and Cubs 9-Game Packs will not be required to pay online service fees. Cubs 6-Game Packs and Cubs 9-Game Packs will go on sale at www.cubs.com/packs Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. CST.
The Cubs 6-Game Pack
The Cubs 6-Game Pack provides a choice of six different pre-selected, six-game plans, with each option tailored to different fan interests. Options include the “Bobblehead Pack,” featuring four game dates that include bobblehead giveaways; the “Topps Baseball Card Pack,” featuring promotional dates with the opportunity to secure a complete 82-card set of specially-created Cubs Topps Baseball Cards; the “Early Weekend Pack,” featuring six Friday afternoon games with several promotional dates included; the “Prime Pack,” featuring Interleague Play and rivalry match-ups with several promotional dates included; and two “Sunday Family Pack” options, featuring Sunday game dates with several promotional dates and the opportunity for kids 13-and-under to run the bases post-game.
The Cubs 6-Game Pack is available in both the Budweiser Bleachers and the reserved seating bowl of Wrigley Field. Fans must order the same number of tickets for each of the six games in their package. Prices start at just $116 before City and County Amusement taxes for a “Topps Baseball Card Pack” in the Upper Deck Reserved Outfield section, with other prices varying based on plan and location. No service fees will be charged for the Cubs 6-Game Pack.
The Cubs 9-Game Pack
The Cubs 9-Game Pack provides fans with a guaranteed opportunity to attend some of the highest-profile games of the 2013 season. Fans can customize their nine-game pack when advancing through the order process on www.cubs.com/packs, including two selectable Marquee games and a choice of seven other games throughout the season. Overall, fans can select from more than 50 games when purchasing the Cubs 9-Game Pack.
The Cubs 9-Game Pack is available in both the Budweiser Bleachers and the reserved seating bowl of Wrigley Field. Fans must order the same number of tickets for each of the nine games in their package. Prices start at just $129 before City and County Amusement taxes for a Cubs 9-Game Pack in the Upper Deck Reserved Outfield section, with other prices varying based on game selection and location. No service fees will be charged for the Cubs 9-Game Pack.
“The Cubs 6-Game Pack and Cubs 9-Game Pack give our fans a chance to purchase their must-have dates for the 2013 season before single game tickets go on sale March 8,” said Colin Faulkner, vice president, ticket sales and service, Chicago Cubs. “These ticket packs feature a selection of our most popular opponents, dates and promotions, resulting in a ticket plan that can be tailored for every fan.”
Tickets must be purchased online through www.cubs.com/packs, however questions may be directed to the Chicago Cubs Ticket Office at 773-404-4242.