Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 12 to the team’s complex in Mesa. The first official workout for pitchers and catchers will be Feb. 13, and the first full-squad workout is Feb. 18.
The truck is expected to arrive in Mesa on Monday afternoon, the Cubs said.
Meanwhile, the team says the latest Wrigley renovations are on track and the ballpark will be ready for the home opener April 8 against the Pirates.
“Everything’s on schedule right now,” Colin Faulkner, senior vice president of sales and marketing, said Friday.
“People have asked given the weather we’ve had this week. But we’ve had guys out there working and things are on plan. Several years ago we used to get nervous about it, but having done this for five offseasons now, we got used to being able to deliver everything by opening day.”
Faulkner also announced that single-game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 22. All tickets will now be electronic, available via the MLB Ballpark app. Season ticket holders were given the option of paying extra ($150 per seat) for paper tickets, but Faulkner said few chose that option.
The regular season begins March 28 in Arlington, Texas, against the Rangers. The Cubs travel to Atlanta and Milwaukee before heading home.
Among the most significant renovations fans will see this season are new upper-deck concession areas and restrooms, three new clubs inside the park and a new bar where the former Captain Morgan Club/Draft Kings Fantasy Zone stood near Addison and Sheffield.
Also, three seasons after the home team got a new clubhouse, the counterpart on the first-base side will be renovated. It long has been considered one of the smallest in the major leagues.