As part of the 1060 Project, we continue to enhance the overall fan experience at Wrigley Field. In advance of the 2019 season, we will implement a new, more intuitive seat numbering system to make our ballpark easier to navigate. Transitioning to a conventional Section/Row/Seat configuration, common at most sports venues, will help alleviate confusion created by our current Aisle/Row/Seat configuration.
To help you prepare for the transition, below is an updated Wrigley Field seating map, easy-to-use seat converter and frequently asked questions.
Q: Why are you renumbering Wrigley Field?
A: As part of our continued efforts to enhance the overall fan experience, we are implementing a new, more intuitive seat numbering system to make our ballpark easier to navigate. Our current numbering system, implemented in the early 80s, has created areas in the ballpark where contiguous seats have non-contiguous seat numbers and inadvertently created undervalued seats in our upper level. Transitioning to a conventional Section/Row/Seat configuration, common in most sports venues, will help alleviate confusion created by our current Aisle/Row/Seat configuration while renumbering our upper level sections will more accurately reflect the amazing view and value of these seats.
Q: When does the new Wrigley Field numbering system take effect?
A: Starting Opening Day 2019, the new Wrigley Field seat numbering system will be in place.
Q: Why did you decide to renumber Wrigley Field now?
A: As the 1060 Project nears completion, the 2019 season is the right time to implement our new numbering system as we'll also be installing new wayfinding and directional signage throughout the ballpark.
Q: How does this renumbering affect Season Ticket Holders' seats?
A: Season Ticket Holders' physical seat locations are not impacted by our new numbering system. Their Aisle/Row/Seat number will simply be updated to reflect the new Section/Row/Seat configuration and upper level numbering, if applicable.
Q: How will guests know where their seats are located once they arrive at Wrigley Field?
A: In advance of the 2019 season, we will update our ballpark signage to reflect the new Section/Row/Seat configuration. In addition, an updated map of Wrigley Field is available on Cubs.com/SeatRenumbering as well as an easy-to-use online seat converter and frequently asked questions.
Q: Where can I view the new Wrigley Field seating map before I purchase tickets?
A: An updated Wrigley Field seating map is available on Cubs.com/SeatRenumbering as well as an easy-to-use online seat converter and frequently asked questions. The updated seating map also will be available for reference when selecting and purchasing seats on Cubs.com.
Q: Will Wrigley Field suites receive new numbers as part of this change?
A: The suites will retain their current numbers for the 2019 season; however, an "S" will be added before the suite number to indicate the Suite Level.
Q: What happened to the 300, 400 and 500 sections as part of this renumbering?
A: Our current numbering system inadvertently created undervalued seats in the upper level of Wrigley Field as our 400 seats, some of the best in baseball, are comparable to 200-level seats in other ballparks. To more accurately reflect the amazing view and value of our upper level seats, these areas of the ballpark are being renumbered accordingly:
- The 400s will now be the 300s (previously the Budweiser Bleachers)
- The 500s will now be the 400s
- The Budweiser Bleachers will now be the 500s (the Budweiser Bleachers will remain general admission for the regular season and transition to assigned seating for the postseason)
Q: Why do the upper level sections have an "L" or "R" after them?
A: To help fans with seats in the upper level identify the closest ramp or stairs to their seats, we've added an "L" for Left Field and an "R" for Right Field at the end of upper level sections (e.g., Section 303L or 431R). The "L" and "R" designation also will be displayed on wayfinding on the main concourse.