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Cubs individual game tickets go on sale Friday. Here is a cut-and-paste of the Cubs' press release with all of the details.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs individual game tickets for the 2008 regular season go on sale tomorrow, February 22 at the Wrigley Field Box Office (starting at 8 a.m. via a random-numbered wristband system detailed below), via the internet at (starting at 10 a.m.) and by telephone (starting at 10 a.m.).

All media is invited to Wrigley Field for the on-sale event starting Friday morning. For assistance with coverage or interview requests, please contact the Chicago Cubs Media Relations Department at 773-404-4191.

Complete details regarding the purchase of 2008 Chicago Cubs single-game tickets are as follows:

¨ At the Wrigley Field Box Office: Tickets will go on sale at 8:00 a.m. and a random wristband system will be used. There will be no advantage to “camping out” at the ballpark, as initial position in lines will be established by a random drawing of all wristbands distributed prior to 6 a.m. Friday morning.

o Fans may pick up randomly-numbered wristbands at Wrigley Field until 10 p.m. tonight. There is a limit of one wristband per person. Fans will be required to show two (2) forms of identification, one of which needs to be a government issued photo ID. The wristbands will only be used at Wrigley Field on Friday, February 22.

o A random drawing will be held tomorrow shortly after 6 a.m. to determine the starting number for the ticket line. The winning number will immediately be announced on WGN Radio (720 AM) and on the Cubs official website, All other numbers will follow the selected number.

¨ By Telephone: Tickets can be purchased by telephone through beginning at 10 a.m. The phone number for Illinois callers is 800-The-Cubs (800-843-2827). The phone number for out-of-state callers is 866-652-2827.

¨ Via the Internet: Visitors to the Cubs website,, can purchase tickets beginning at 10 a.m.

o A virtual waiting room will be used for all Internet orders. The virtual waiting room will begin accepting customers tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. At 10:00 a.m. customers will be randomly selected from the virtual waiting room to begin purchasing tickets. All internet customers will need a valid account. We recommend that customers sign-up for an account prior to tomorrow.

Outlet ticket sales will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 25 at Chicagoland Tickets.Com Outlets.

Ticket Limits: On February 22, 23 and 24 various ticket limits will be put in place. These limits will be imposed based on various factors including customer name, household, credit card and e-mail address. Internet customers who use computer-based scripting language may have all orders cancelled.

· There will be a limit of six tickets per game.

· Wrigley Field Box Office orders will be limited to a maximum of forty two (42) tickets.

· Internet and Phone customers will be limited to one game per order of up to six tickets. Internet and Phone customers will be limited to a maximum of forty two (42) tickets for the weekend. All customers who order more than this limit may have all orders cancelled.

All bleacher tickets sold at Wrigley Field on February 22 will be by credit card only — Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express. Credit Cards used during the on-sale must be in the name of the ticket purchaser.

Dugout, Bullpen and Bleacher Box Seats will go on sale on Friday, March 14. Please visit for any updated details.

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Unfortunately, the VWR wasn't even available for about the first 45 minutes for people who wanted to buy online.

That is not entirely true. The VWR was not available till around 9:52 am. Although they did mention that it would be available at 9:30 am. So they mad the VWR available 8 mintues before the tickets were to be on sale.

I actually found a way around that initially by changing a number in the address bar from an 8 to a 7. Bizarre but it worked. However it didn't matter because the waiting room was random. We had four friends all trying and the guy who logged in last got the tickets first.

Go now and you can get on pretty easily. has gotten better and better through the years at preventing multiple windows in the VWR. Not good enough tho. I topped out at 180 browsers/tabs. I was done in an hour :)

2.7 million tickets sold already.

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