Last year was quite a year for Wrigley Field. A pandemic shortened season, home games being played in front of empty seats and bleachers, and having to pull the plug on six concerts scheduled for last summer.

With vaccinations up and positive tests along with hospitalizations and deaths down, the Chicago Cubs have optimistically decided that there will be summer concerts once again at Wrigley Field in 2021. This comes on the heels of the announcement last week that about 8,000 fans would be allowed in for the Cubs' season opener.

However, even optimism has its limits. The Chicago Tribune reports:

The number of concerts held at Wrigley Field varies from year to year, with the schedule depending on night Cubs home games and major artists on tour. It’s unclear how many concertgoers would be allowed at Wrigley Field this summer or if they would be required to take any special precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

I popped over to the Cubs website and their Concerts at Wrigley Field page to see the lineup of last summer's cancelled shows along with their proposed rescheduled dates for this summer, and here's what they say:

  • The Chris Stapleton show on July 17, 2021, originally scheduled for Aug. 29, 2020
  • The Guns N’ Roses show on July 21, 2021, originally scheduled for July 26, 2020
  • The Hella Mega Tour with Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer on Aug. 15, 2021, originally scheduled for Aug. 13, 2020
  • The Lady Gaga show on Aug. 27, 2021, originally scheduled for Aug. 14, 2020
  • The Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe show on Aug. 29, 2021, originally scheduled for Aug. 28, 2020
  • The Maroon 5 show on Aug. 30, 2021, originally scheduled for June 13, 2020

If you previously purchased tickets for any of the above concerts, the Cubs say that they will fully honor those tickets.

The other interesting note I discovered after perusing the site to see what the seating locations are for the rescheduled concerts is that seats are being sold all over Wrigley Field without much, if any, restriction.

Can we infer that they're hyper-optimistic that Wrigley might be fully opened up by the time concert season rolls around? I hope so.

 

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