CHICAGO- The Chicago Cubs will kick off the 2022 regular season on Thursday, April 7 at 1:20 p.m. CDT at Wrigley Field against the Milwaukee Brewers. The club’s opening homestand will include a four-game series against the Brewers from April 7-10, followed by a six-game road trip to Pittsburgh (April 12-13) and Colorado (April 14-17).
In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, opening day will include a performance by the Ukrainian American Youth Association choir from the Mykola Pavlushkov branch in Chicago who will sing the Ukrainian national anthem and a special Cubs Charities 50/ 50 will support Ukrainian relief efforts. Cubs associates will also wear a pin to show their support for Ukraine and Ukrainian flags will fly around the stadium.
Also, in keeping with tradition, Cubs season ticket holders will participate in the on-field flag presentation and John Vincent will sing the national anthem. The Cubs Hall of Famers will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sing the seventh inning.
Fans will also notice that the outfield grass at Wrigley Field has a different design for Opening Day this year as the Cubs and Pennington have teamed up to create a social media fan voting experience where fans have decided on the final design of the land.
The Cubs remain committed to providing a safe, clean and friendly environment for fans to enjoy Cubs baseball. Before returning to the Friendly Confines this season, fans should take note of the following:
Single-game tickets remain available for the Cubs’ home opener on April 7 as well as regular-season home games. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.cubs.com/tickets or by calling the Cubs box office at 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). There is a purchase limit of six tickets for Diamond games per household, credit card or email address, and a limit of 14 tickets for all other games. There is a maximum limit of 40 total tickets per order. Tickets for group outings, premier rentals and regular season ticket packages are also available.
As part of the Wrigley Field brick paver program reintroduced in 2020, new etched brick pavers were installed outside the ballpark along Waveland Avenue. Fans who have purchased Brick Pavers will be notified directly with more information on how to locate their Brick Pavers.
Fans will also notice a new flag on the outdoor roof of Wrigley Field that honors the first black coach in AL or NL history, Buck O’Neil, and his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. O’Neil joins 24 other Cubs recognized members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame honored with rooftop flags atop Wrigley Field.
In partnership with hotel partner Levy, the Cubs are introducing four new concession items to Wrigley Field’s offerings for the 2022 regular season. Menus have expanded at Wrigley Field to include these new dishes:
Local favorites such as Vienna Beef, Hot Doug’s, Home Run Inn Pizza, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Lillie’s Q and the new Intelligentsia Cafe will bring fans the local flavors they know and love.
Cubs fans will notice that construction is taking place at Gallagher Way while the new “Statue Row” is being constructed. Statue Row will be the new home for all statues at Wrigley Field, including statues of Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins, Ron Santo and Billy Williams, but excluding the statue of Harry Caray, which will remain in its current location . Additional construction work will also take place at the corner of Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue for the remainder of the 2022 season.
The Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle returns for the season on Thursday, April 7, with a special raffle to benefit Ukrainian relief efforts. Half of the net proceeds from the opening day raffle will be donated to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) which works to support the millions of Ukrainians in need and other non-profit organizations based in Chicago working directly with Ukrainian refugees in the Chicagoland area.
Fans across Illinois can purchase tickets for the Cubs Charities 50/50 raffle online from 11 a.m. CDT until the end of the day’s game or through a raffle ambassador at Wrigley Field when the gates open until the end of the eighth inning. For all Cubs home games this season outside of the special Opening Day raffle, the winning ticket will receive half of the net proceeds from game raffle ticket sales and the other half will benefit the Cubs Charities and its mission to harness the power of sport to champion youth, families and communities. Cubs Charities will also hold its first guaranteed jackpot on Saturday, April 9. For more information about the Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle, visit www.cubs.com/raffle.
Homestand details, April 7-10:
Thursday, April 7, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m. CDT
Friday, April 8, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m. CDT
Saturday, April 9, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m. CDT
Sunday, April 10, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m. CDT
For up-to-date 2022 regular season broadcast and schedule information, please visit www.cubs.com.