SOUTH BEND, IN – Minor League Baseball is officially 75 days away from returning to Four Winds Field. In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the South Bend Cubs have announced the 2021 season schedule. As part of the new 12 team High-A Central League, the Cubs will open the season
SOUTH BEND, IN – Minor League Baseball is officially 75 days away from returning to Four Winds Field. In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the South Bend Cubs have announced the 2021 season schedule. As part of the new 12 team High-A Central League, the Cubs will open the season at home against the Quad Cities River Bandits on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:05 p.m.
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“It’s been an exciting seven days,” said South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart. “Last week we officially become the new Advanced-A team for the Chicago Cubs organization, on Monday we announced our new coaching staff, and today we have a schedule for the upcoming season. Many of our fans have been calling and messaging us saying how much they miss coming to the ballpark and asking when the schedule will come out. Today we are thrilled to finally have a schedule to share.”
In an effort to reduce travel for the upcoming year, teams will play a six-game series as opposed to three or four games against the same opponent. Clubs will also have every Monday off.
All Tuesday through Saturday home games will start at 7:05 p.m. with the exception of May 8 (4:05 p.m.). Most Sunday games will start at 2:05 p.m. with the exception of May 30 and September 5. Both of those games will start at 7:05 p.m. Gates open 1 hour and 5 minutes prior to game time for Tuesday - Thursday games and 2 hours and 5 minutes prior to game time for Friday - Sunday games. All game times are listed in Eastern Time.
Two popular promotions will return as Fantastic Friday Fireworks and Flat Screen Saturdays are confirmed for the 2021 season. A total of 15 post-game fireworks shows are planned and nine 50” flat screen TVs will be given away every Saturday to fans 18 and older.
“There is still some work to be done as we plan the 2021 season, but having our schedule is a great start,” said South Bend Cubs Vice President and General Manager Nick Brown. “We will be working closely with Major League Baseball and the St. Joseph County Health Department to ensure our reopening plans meet the highest health and safety standards.”
Additional updates on the promotional schedules and giveaways planned for the season will be announced in the coming weeks.
Opponent Breakdown (in order of appearance)
Quad Cities: 24 games (12 home, 12 away)
Beloit: 18 games (6 home, 12 away)
Dayton: 6 games (6 home, 0 away)
Fort Wayne: 18 games (12 home, 6 away)
Lansing: 6 games (0 home, 6 away)
Wisconsin: 12 games (6 home, 6 away)
Cedar Rapids: 12 games (6 home, 6 away)
Lake County: 12 games (6 home, 6 away)
Peoria: 12 games (6 home, 6 away)
Great Lakes: Do Not Play in 2021
West Michigan: Do Not Play in 2021
About the South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs are the Class A-Advanced minor league affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 33 years, the team has won four Midwest League titles, most recently in 2019, and has captured eight division titles. In 2019, the South Bend Cubs hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game. In June 2017, Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs, was voted Best Class A ballpark in the country by Ballpark Digest. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose principal shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.