The Cubs Win! (In Spring Training Sales)

Adam Young | March 31, 2017
Cubs win sales.
With the 2017 Major League Baseball season about to get underway, we thought it would be a good time to look back at spring training tickets to see which teams were most popular during February and March.

2017 Arizona Cactus League Sales


  1. Chicago Cubs
  2. San Francisco Giants
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers
  4. Arizona Diamondbacks
  5. Colorado Rockies
  6. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  7. Texas Rangers
  8. Chicago White Sox
  9. Seattle Mariners
  10. Cleveland Indians
  11. Oakland Athletics
  12. Cincinnati Reds
  13. Milwaukee Brewers
  14. San Diego Padres
  15. Kansas City Royals


The Chicago Cubs were Arizona’s most popular team – by far. In fact, they led all of baseball. Their fans bought 23 percent more spring training tickets for Sloan Park than the next most-popular team, the San Francisco Giants. Rounding out the top five biggest sellers in Arizona were the Los Angeles Dodgers (who set a spring training attendance record at Camelback Ranch), the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. The Rox had an exceptionally strong demand for spring tickets, a signal of the renewed optimism surrounding the team under new manager Bud Black.

Florida Grapefruit League Sales


  1. Boston Red Sox
  2. New York Yankees
  3. Philadelphia Phillies
  4. Atlanta Braves
  5. Minnesota Twins
  6. Detroit Tigers
  7. New York Mets
  8. Pittsburgh Pirates
  9. Louis Cardinals
  10. Toronto Blue Jays
  11. Baltimore Orioles
  12. Tampa Bay Rays
  13. Miami Marlins
  14. Washington Nationals
  15. Houston Astros


Meanwhile, over in the Grapefruit League the Boston Red Sox were the most popular this spring. They were followed by the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. Every team except Miami saw an increase in purchases on the secondary market this spring, led by the Astros (who were still last in the resale market) and the Twins, who no doubt benefit from fans trying to escape the frigid winter. As for the Marlins decline, it’s also seen in regular season demand: Their Opening Day average price is one of the lowest in baseball.

2017 Opening Day


On the field, the Cubs were less fortunate and amassed one of the worst spring training records in baseball. All together now: Spring training records don’t mean anything. What matters is what happens starting on Opening Day, and we think the Cubs are set up to do just fine.
Wed
Apr 25, 2018
7:10 PM
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs
Progressive Field
Cleveland, OH
Thu
Apr 26, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
Apr 27, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Apr 28, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Apr 29, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Mon
Apr 30, 2018
6:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Tue
May 1, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
May 2, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
May 4, 2018
7:15 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
Sat
May 5, 2018
1:15 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
Sun
May 6, 2018
7:05 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
Mon
May 7, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Tue
May 8, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
May 9, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
May 11, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
May 12, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
May 13, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Mon
May 14, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Tue
May 15, 2018
7:35 PM
Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, GA
Wed
May 16, 2018
7:35 PM
Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, GA
Thu
May 17, 2018
7:35 PM
Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, GA
Fri
May 18, 2018
7:10 PM
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
May 19, 2018
1:10 PM
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
May 19, 2018
7:10 PM
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, OH
Sun
May 20, 2018
1:10 PM
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, OH
Tue
May 22, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
May 23, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
May 25, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
May 26, 2018
6:15 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
May 27, 2018
7:08 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Mon
May 28, 2018
1:35 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA
Tue
May 29, 2018
7:05 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA
Wed
May 30, 2018
7:05 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA
Thu
May 31, 2018
7:10 PM
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs
Citi Field
Flushing, NY
Fri
Jun 1, 2018
7:10 PM
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs
Citi Field
Flushing, NY
Sat
Jun 2, 2018
7:15 PM
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs
Citi Field
Flushing, NY
Sun
Jun 3, 2018
1:10 PM
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs
Citi Field
Flushing, NY
Tue
Jun 5, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
Jun 6, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Thu
Jun 7, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
Jun 8, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Jun 9, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Jun 10, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Mon
Jun 11, 2018
7:10 PM
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
Miller Park
Milwaukee, WI
Tue
Jun 12, 2018
7:10 PM
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
Miller Park
Milwaukee, WI
Wed
Jun 13, 2018
1:10 PM
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
Miller Park
Milwaukee, WI
Fri
Jun 15, 2018
7:15 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
Sat
Jun 16, 2018
7:15 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
Sun
Jun 17, 2018
1:15 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
Mon
Jun 18, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Tue
Jun 19, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
Jun 20, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Thu
Jun 21, 2018
7:10 PM
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, OH
Fri
Jun 22, 2018
7:10 PM
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, OH
Sat
Jun 23, 2018
4:10 PM
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, OH
Sun
Jun 24, 2018
1:10 PM
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, OH
Mon
Jun 25, 2018
7:10 PM
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
Tue
Jun 26, 2018
7:10 PM
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
Wed
Jun 27, 2018
7:10 PM
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
Thu
Jun 28, 2018
12:10 PM
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
Fri
Jun 29, 2018
4:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Jun 30, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Jul 1, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Tue
Jul 3, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
Jul 4, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
Jul 6, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Jul 7, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Jul 8, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Mon
Jul 9, 2018
7:15 PM
San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs
AT&T Park
San Francisco, CA
Tue
Jul 10, 2018
7:15 PM
San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs
AT&T Park
San Francisco, CA
Wed
Jul 11, 2018
12:45 PM
San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs
AT&T Park
San Francisco, CA
Fri
Jul 13, 2018
7:10 PM
San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs
Petco Park
San Diego, CA
Sat
Jul 14, 2018
7:10 PM
San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs
Petco Park
San Diego, CA
Sun
Jul 15, 2018
1:10 PM
San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs
Petco Park
San Diego, CA
Thu
Jul 19, 2018
6:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
Jul 20, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Jul 21, 2018
12:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Jul 21, 2018
6:15 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Jul 22, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Mon
Jul 23, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Tue
Jul 24, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
Jul 25, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Thu
Jul 26, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
Jul 27, 2018
7:15 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
Sat
Jul 28, 2018
3:05 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
Sun
Jul 29, 2018
7:05 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
Tue
Jul 31, 2018
7:05 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA
Wed
Aug 1, 2018
7:05 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA
Thu
Aug 2, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
Aug 3, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Aug 4, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Aug 5, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Mon
Aug 6, 2018
7:15 PM
Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago Cubs
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City, MO
Tue
Aug 7, 2018
7:15 PM
Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago Cubs
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City, MO
Wed
Aug 8, 2018
7:15 PM
Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago Cubs
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City, MO
Fri
Aug 10, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Aug 11, 2018
3:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Aug 12, 2018
TBD
Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Tue
Aug 14, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
Aug 15, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Thu
Aug 16, 2018
7:05 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA
Fri
Aug 17, 2018
7:05 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA
Sat
Aug 18, 2018
7:05 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA
Sun
Aug 19, 2018
1:35 PM
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, PA
Tue
Aug 21, 2018
7:10 PM
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago Cubs
Comerica Park
Detroit, MI
Wed
Aug 22, 2018
7:10 PM
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago Cubs
Comerica Park
Detroit, MI
Thu
Aug 23, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
Aug 24, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Aug 25, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Aug 26, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Mon
Aug 27, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Tue
Aug 28, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
Aug 29, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
Aug 31, 2018
7:05 PM
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, PA
Sat
Sep 1, 2018
7:05 PM
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, PA
Sun
Sep 2, 2018
1:35 PM
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, PA
Mon
Sep 3, 2018
1:10 PM
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
Miller Park
Milwaukee, WI
Tue
Sep 4, 2018
7:10 PM
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
Miller Park
Milwaukee, WI
Wed
Sep 5, 2018
7:10 PM
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
Miller Park
Milwaukee, WI
Thu
Sep 6, 2018
7:05 PM
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
Fri
Sep 7, 2018
7:05 PM
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
Sat
Sep 8, 2018
7:05 PM
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
Sun
Sep 9, 2018
1:35 PM
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
Mon
Sep 10, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Tue
Sep 11, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
Sep 12, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
Sep 14, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Sep 15, 2018
3:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Sep 16, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Mon
Sep 17, 2018
6:40 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs
Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ
Tue
Sep 18, 2018
6:40 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs
Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ
Wed
Sep 19, 2018
6:40 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs
Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ
Fri
Sep 21, 2018
3:10 PM
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Sep 22, 2018
6:10 PM
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Sep 23, 2018
1:10 PM
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, IL
Mon
Sep 24, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Tue
Sep 25, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Wed
Sep 26, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Thu
Sep 27, 2018
7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Fri
Sep 28, 2018
1:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sat
Sep 29, 2018
TBD
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
Sun
Sep 30, 2018
2:20 PM
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
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