Cubs opening day is Thursday! HERE are some things to know:
What time is the Cubs game?
The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday at 1:20 p.m. at Wrigley Field.
How can I watch the Cubs game on TV?
Thursday's opener will be televised on Marquee Sports Network, with coverage beginning at 11 a.m. For a list of channels, click here.
What will change due to COVID-19?
The biggest change, naturally, is limited capacity at the Friendly Confines. Instead of 41,000-plus screaming fans in the ballpark, the Cubs and the city of Chicago have worked out a more limited seating arrangement, with fewer than 9,000 fans allowed in the stadium to start the season.
Those seats will be sold in “pods,” with one-to-four tickets available in each pod, according to the Cubs.
As a way to minimize physical interactions amid the pandemic, officials said there will be a touchless entry process including mobile tickets and mobile ordering for concessions.
Bathrooms inside the ballpark will be equipped with touch-free fixtures and mobile handwashing stations, according to a release. Wrigley Field suites, the enclosed club spaces around the field, will have air purifiers, as well.
All fans entering the ballpark on Opening Day will receive a KN95 mask and a bottle of hand sanitizer from Advocate Aurora Health, the team added.
For more on coronavirus restrictions inside Wrigley Field, click here.
In fact, my sister is a reporter for the Marquee Network and she gave me the scoop on what else we should know for opening day! Check it out below!