Cubs single-game tickets on sale Friday

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Chicago Cubs single-game tickets went on sale Friday, and there is a lot of fun planned for the games at the Friendly Confines. (WLS)

Chicago Cubs single-game tickets went on sale Friday, while the team showed their support for Parkland high school students.

The Cubs are currently in spring training in Arizona. The team showed their support for the students of Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students were killed in a mass shooting last week. Cubs' first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a graduate of the school.

Cubs fans were clicking away Friday morning as single game tickets sales began online.

The excitement and buzz is ramping up around the 2018 season.

At 10 a.m. Friday, Cubs fans logged on to to get their hands on single game tickets and a high volume of buyers made it difficult to make a quick purchase.

"I like going to games instead of watching it on TV. It's just a completely different atmosphere," said Cubs fan Dane Holmes.

The Cubs have their first spring training game against Milwaukee Friday in Arizona and the start of a new season is just around the corner.

"Yes I'm absolutely excited because I wanna seen them win another championship," said Cubs fan Cherri McKee.

Thursday at Daley Plaza, 100 lucky die-hards won tickets for popular games against the Cardinals and for the home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 9.

With that deadline fast approaching, the ballpark is still under construction inside and out. Fans will see new concession stands, longer and deeper dugouts and a new club for season ticket holders.

"I cannot wait to see all this stuff go away and just to hear the crack of the bat and the roar again. It's gonna be so great," said Cubs fan Joshua Dorsey.

Tickets are also available by calling 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). In-person ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26 at Wrigley Field.
Colin Faulkner, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Cubs, joined ABC7 Thursday morning with a look toward the new season.
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Cubs single-game tickets go on sale Friday.

Former Cub Ryan Dempster was on hand for a pitching contest at Daley Plaza Thursday during the lunch hour, where fans pitched at targets to win free game tickets. A DJ played music and Garrett Popcorn handed out free popcorn to visitors.
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