Cubs Ask To Nearly Double Possible Night Games to 55

The Cubs have asked to be able to play as many as 55 night games, nearly doubling the number currently allowed.

The request to have 44 night games next season includes a request of up to 11 more games if Major League Baseball asks to switch some afternoon games to night starts. That would dramatically increase the current number: 27, along with three possible additional night starts based on requests from MLB.

The Cubs have said they want more flexibility with the number of night games they can hold at Wrigley to help fund a $300 million renovation of the field.

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