Posted: May 22, 2006 4:53 pm
If you are dead set on getting seats together, or decent seats, MLB requires each stadium to release a small percentage, something like 7% or so, of seats on game day. These seats are usually lower level, and in groups so you can get seats together. These tickets go on sale when the box office opens, which I think is 9am. Often people begin queing up about 7:30ish if its a big game. Also, many companies buy group tix for their employees. Many a time I've come in the morning to get day of game tix, a rep from a company comes to sell the left over tix before the box office opens below face value. I've always got day of game tix this way, and usually good seats, but I've always gotten to the stadium by 7:30. Then again, this is 7:30 in the morning, and after a BlackOut night, this might be tough.
The only bad seats at Wrigley are the ones right behind a post. Us Chicagoans forget how small that stadium is. Even last row upper deck is decent seats compared to other stadiums. And Wrigley is magical, even if you don't give a fuck about baseball.
If you make it to a game, get drinks before and/or after at Gingerman, next door to Metro. It's the only non frat bar in the area, plus they make dynamite Bloody Mary's if you are still nursing from the previous night.