Can’t get Cubs season tickets? Facility offering 12-game packages

By Matt Arado | Daily Herald Staff

Published: 3/6/2009 12:02 AM

Judging by early ticket sales and season-ticket renewals, Cub fans aren’t about to let a puny old recession keep them away from the Friendly Confines.

Key games in the 2009 season sold out within hours of single-game tickets going on sale last month. The waiting list for season tickets, meanwhile, reportedly surpassed the 100,000 mark.

But fans now have another way to cheer on the team.

Skybox on Sheffield, one of the rooftop venues outside Wrigley Field, is offering season-ticket packages for the first time in its 16-year history. Skybox owners say theirs is the first rooftop to offer such plans.

“We’re always looking for ways to be innovative,” owner Dave Abrams said. “This seemed like a bold thing for a rooftop to do.”

The 12-game packages allow buyers to choose two games a month without restrictions. That means already-sold-out games against crosstown rivals the White Sox or key division rivals like the Milwaukee Brewers are available.

The packages start at $145 per person per game, a price that includes all of the amenities at Skybox: premium food and beverage menus, outdoor stadium-style seating, indoor lounges with state-of-the-art televisions and full-service bars.

Abrams said that while the packages are geared toward corporate buyers, individuals can purchase season tickets, too.

“We’re not trying to compete with the Cubs,” he said. “They have a great thing going inside Wrigley. We’re offering a different kind of game-day experience.”

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