Yesterday the team opened single-game ticket sales for the 2015 season. Team management reported selling nine times as many tickets on the first day of sales this year compared to the first day of sales a year ago, with 1,000 tickets sold the first hour this morning.
“We were prepared for a boost in preseason sales given the enthusiasm for our new affiliation with the Chicago Cubs, but nothing like this,” said Joe Hart, president of the South Bend Cubs. “Fans started lining up in the cold at 6:30 this morning even though the ticket office didn’t open until 10. Even Dunkin Donuts came out and donated coffee and donuts to everyone in line all morning long. If this is a sign, the whole 2015 season will be one for the record books.”
The sales also means the team should enjoy a successful Opening Day on April 9 (yes, we plan on being there), with only 500 tickets remaining. “This might be the biggest opening day ever,” Hart added. “So, once those remaining seats are gone, we’ll be selling standing room only seats.”
The South Bend Cubs — formerly the South Bend Silver Hawks — had a most eventful offseason, announcing a new affiliation with the Chicago Cubs and unveiling a new logo and branding to match the new parent. The team also is making several upgrades to Four Winds Field for the 2015 season.