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If You Pay Big For Cubs' Premier Club Tickets, Here's What You'll Get

By  Jessica Cabe and Ariel Cheung | September 29, 2017 8:30am 

 The Cubs are dishing details on three new premier clubs that will debut along with the previously announced 1914 Club in the next few years.
Cubs Debut Renderings For Three More Premier Clubs
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WRIGLEYVILLE — Prices have been unveiled for the Cubs' four fancy new clubs, and as expected, the premier experience at Wrigley will cost a pretty penny.

According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, single tickets per game for the American Airlines 1914 Club, which will be located behind home plate and open on Opening Day of the 2018 season, will cost $400-695, or as much as $56,295 for the full season. Those tickets include taxes, food, soft drinks, beer, wine and liquor.

Construction on three additional premier clubs is slated to begin as soon as the 2017 season wraps up and will be open on Opening Day 2019.

Single tickets to the Maker's Mark Barrel Room, located on the first base line, will cost $395-495 per game and will include the same perks as 1914 Club tickets.

The W Club, in the left-field corner, will offer single tickets at $285-375 per game and will include the same perks sans liquor.

And the Catalina Club, located beneath the press box at home plate, will offer single tickets at $235-325 per game with the same perks as the W Club.

In addition to these four premier clubs, the Cubs will also revamp private suites and create VIP entrances for premier clients near the marquee at Clark and Addison streets. Private entrances also are planned for each club from inside the ballpark.

The Cubs have already contacted season ticket holders who will be impacted by these four new clubs so they have time to decide if they're willing and able to pay club prices or if they'd like to change their tickets.

"We're not changing the dynamics of who's coming to Wrigley Field," said Cale Vennum, vice president of ticket operations. "We knew this was an underserved part of our park, but if you want fun in the sun in the bleachers, we've got that. Affordable tickets in the upper level? We've got that. This is just one offering we didn't have in the past."

Anyone interested in club seats will need to sign multiyear season ticket packages. The contracts run two, four or six years for the W Club and three, five or seven years for the others.

With a $500 deposit, interested fans can join a priority list for an early shot at season tickets with premier club access. While the deposit does not guarantee tickets with club access, those who do end up with new season tickets will be able to apply the deposit to the ticket purchase.

The 1914 Club will open in 2018 and be the largest and most expensive of the four premier clubs, with single ticket prices ranging $400-695 per game. [Provided/Chicago Cubs]

The 1914 Club will be the largest and most luxurious of the four premier clubs. With room for about 600 fans, renderings of the 1914 Club depict a lavish design honoring the century of history at Wrigley Field.

Reserved for fans seated between the dugouts behind home plate, the 1914 Club will feature multiple bars with beer, liquor and wine included for ticket holders. Also included are food options from carving stations, ballpark favorites, desserts and grab-and-go snacks for fans on their way to their seats.

The 1914 Club will also be the only one with dedicated vendors serving fans at their seats.

The Catalina Club, located in the upper level behind home plate, is meant to evoke a summery sense of California breezes inspired by the island where the Cubs hosted spring training from the 1920s to the 1950s. Single tickets for the Catalina Club will cost $235-325 per game. [Provided/Chicago Cubs]

The only club with views of the ballpark will be the Catalina Club, which will be on the upper level behind home plate.

Meant to evoke the breezy summer vibes of the Cubs' former spring training site on California's Catalina Island, the club has retractable glass windows for "the perfect summer day at Wrigley Field, where the wind is blowing through."

The Catalina Club will absorb the current Jim Beam patio behind the press box, adding an outdoor grill and patio area for about 400 premier club ticket holders.

Food highlights will include small plates and grilled dishes, with beer and wines included in ticket packages and liquor available for purchase.

The W Club will celebrate the histories of the greatest Cub players, with a plaque at each numbered table describing their achievements. Single tickets for the W Club will cost $285-375 per game. [Provided/Chicago Cubs]

Fans seated behind third base will have access to the W Club, which has a sports bar vibe and is devoted to celebrating the greatest Cubs players over the years.

With large-screen televisions and jersey-numbered tables for about 250 people, the W Club also will have an underground view of the Cubs batting tunnels.

The W Club will serve food buffet style, with portable options for fans heading to their seats. Craft beers and wine are included in ticket packages, with liquor available for purchase.

The Maker's Mark Barrel Room is meant to resemble an old-school speakeasy and will be located behind first base. Single tickets to the Maker's Mark Barrel Room will cost $395-495 per game. [Provided/Chicago Cubs]

The Maker's Mark Barrel Room will be behind first base and offer its own glimpse of the visitor's batting tunnels.

Designed like an old Chicago speakeasy, the Barrel Room will have membership for around 250 people and offer tableside service and carving stations. Food and drinks are included in the ticket package.

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