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Cubs add Six Pack Plan to ticket offerings

Cubs add Six Pack Plan to ticket offerings

Cubs add Six Pack Plan to ticket offerings
CHICAGO -- The Cubs are offering a Six Pack Plan as well as the Pick 13 Plan to purchase tickets to home games in 2011 prior to the Feb. 25 date when the general ticket on-sale begins.

Fans can purchase tickets for the Six Pack Plan starting Friday at noon CT. There also will be a Mastercard Pre-Sale on Feb. 23, which will be fans' first chance to purchase tickets for individual games prior to the general on-sale two days later.

Here are the 2011 Cubs ticket offerings:

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Pick 13 Plan:

One additional Pick 13 Plan will be available to fans at 10 a.m. CT Monday, featuring the June 18 game against the Yankees and the Aug. 21 game versus the Cardinals. The plan is available in both the regular seating bowl (Upper Deck Box, Terrace Reserved and Upper Deck Reserved) and the Bud Light Bleachers. The Pick 13 Plan offers fans their best chance to purchase tickets for some of the most sought-after games on the 2011 schedule, including matchups with the Yankees, White Sox and Cardinals.

Inaugural Six Pack Plan:

The Six Pack Plan offers a choice of 10 different pre-selected six-game plans. Each plan is headlined by one of the schedule's most popular games, including Opening Day and matchups with the Yankees, White Sox and Cardinals. The Six Pack Plan starts at $97 per plan, before the 12 percent amusement tax and delivery fees. This plan goes on sale Friday at noon CT exclusively at Cubs.com.

MasterCard Pre-Sale:

The Cubs will offer the MasterCard Pre-Sale, starting at noon CT Feb. 23 through 3 p.m. CT Feb. 24. Fans can purchase individual game tickets in advance of the general on-sale date at a 20-percent premium, or a 15-percent premium for fans using a MasterCard. Pre-Sale tickets may be purchased at Cubs.com.

Single-game general on-sale:

Single-game tickets will be available for Feb. 25 in the following methods. Please note the new wristband process at the Wrigley Field box office:

• Via the Internet:

You can purchase tickets on Cubs.com starting at 10 a.m. CT Feb. 25. A virtual waiting room will be used for all Internet orders. The virtual waiting room will begin accepting customers on Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m. CT. At 10:00 a.m. CT, customers will be randomly selected from the virtual waiting room to begin purchasing tickets. All Internet customers will need a valid Cubs.com account. The team recommends customers sign up for an account prior to Feb. 25.

• At the Wrigley Field box office:

Tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. CT Feb. 25 and a random wristband system will be used. These wristbands can be picked up at Wrigley Field on Feb. 21-22 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. This year, the winning numbers will be chosen two days in advance of the on-sale date so fans can plan to be at Wrigley Field for the Feb. 25 general on-sale event. Winning numbers will be announced on WGN Radio (720 AM) and Cubs.com on Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. CT.

Winners of the wristband drawing will be able to purchase individual game tickets in person at Wrigley Field starting at 8 a.m. CT, two hours before online and phone purchases begin.

There is a limit of one wristband per person. Fans will be required to show two forms of identification, one of which needs to be a valid government-issued photo ID. The wristbands will only be used at Wrigley Field on Feb. 25.

• By telephone:

Tickets can be purchased by telephone beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Feb. 25. Illinois residents can call Tickets.com at 800-The-Cubs (800-843-2827). The phone number for out-of-state callers is 866-652-2827.

Customers will be limited to six tickets per "Marquee game." Customers who purchase at the Wrigley Field box office may order a maximum of 42 total tickets.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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