Tentative 2009 Cubs Schedule Released

Scheduling Quirks include Tuesday-Thursday Crosstown Showdown

A quirky 2009 Schedule for the Cubs includes an October regular season home series and a Tuesday-Thursday clash with the crosstown rival White Sox.

The Chicago Cubs announced their tentative 2009 regular season schedule, set to begin April 6 in Houston and conclude October 4 vs. Arizona at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs will play their 2009 Wrigley Field opener Monday, April 13 vs. Colorado.

The Cubs will open the 2009 campaign on the road for the first time since 2007 and the seventh time in the last eight seasons.

The season-opening road trip features a pair of three-game sets in Houston (April 6-8) and Milwaukee (April 10-12).  Chicago’s first homestand is a three-team, nine-game affair, featuring a two-game set against the Colorado Rockies (April 13-15), a four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals (April 16-19) and three games against the Cincinnati Reds (April 21-23).

The 2009 schedule features five interleague series, including the traditional home-and-home series against the Chicago White Sox (June 16-18 at Wrigley Field, June 26-28 at U.S. Cellular Field). The Cubs host the Minnesota Twins (June 12-14) and the Cleveland Indians (June 19-21). Chicago will also visit Detroit (June 23-25) for the first time since 2001. 

The Cubs 2009 tentative schedule features four three-series homestands and two three-city, 10-game trips with the first coming July 31-August 10 (Florida, Cincinnati, Colorado). The Cubs longest homestand is a 10-game, 10-day stay July 2-12 against Milwaukee, Atlanta and St. Louis.

The Cubs are scheduled to host three holiday games:  May 25 vs. Pittsburgh on Memorial Day, June 21 vs. Cleveland for Father’s Day and July 4 vs. Milwaukee for the Fourth of July. The Cubs are scheduled to be in Houston for Mother’s Day (May 7) and Pittsburgh for Labor Day (September 7).

In 2009, the Cubs are scheduled to make two or three trips to every opponent within the National League Central but just one stop at every other ballpark in the National League with the exception being San Diego. Chicago will be in New York September 4-6 to play in the Mets new park, Citi Field.

The tentative 2009 Chicago Cubs regular season schedule is attached.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time.

Chicago Cubs 2009 Schedule

Tentative and subject to change

Please Note: Home Games in BOLD

April 6-7-8: at Houston

April 10-11-12: at Milwaukee 

April 13-15: COLORADO 

April 16-17-18-19: ST. LOUIS 

April 21-22-23: CINCINNATI 

April 24-25-26: at St. Louis 

April 27-28-29: at Arizona 

April 30, May 1-2-3: FLORIDA  

 

May 4-5: SAN FRANCISCO 

May 6-7: at Houston 

May 8-9-10: at Milwaukee 

May 12-13-14: SAN DIEGO 

May 15-16-17: HOUSTON 

May 19-20-21: at St. Louis 

May 22-23-24: at San Diego 

May 25-26-27: PITTSBURGH 

May 28-29-30-31: LOS ANGELES  

 

June 2-3-4: at Atlanta 

June 5-6-7: at Cincinnati 

June 9-10-11: at Houston 

June 12-13-14: MINNESOTA 

June 16-17-18: WHITE SOX 

June 19-20-21: CLEVELAND 

June 23-24-25: at Detroit 

June 26-27-28: at White Sox 

June 29-30, July 1: at Pittsburgh  

 

July 2-3-4-5: MILWAUKEE 

July 6-7-8: ATLANTA 

July 10-11-12: ST. LOUIS 

 

July 14: All-Star Game at St. Louis 

July 16-17-18-19: at Washington 

July 20-21-22: at Philadelphia 

July 24-25-26: CINCINNATI 

July 27-28-29: HOUSTON 

July 31, August 1-2: at Florida  

 

August 3-4-5: at Cincinnati 

August 7-8-9-10: at Colorado 

August 11-12-13: PHILADELPHIA 

August 14-15-16: PITTSBURGH 

August 17-18-19: at San Diego 

August 20-21-22-23: at Los Angeles 

August 25-26-27: WASHINGTON 

August 28-29-30: NEW YORK 

August 31, September 1-2: HOUSTON  

 

September 4-5-6: at New York 

September 7-8-9: at Pittsburgh 

September 11-12-13: CINCINNATI 

September 14-15-16-17: MILWAUKEE 

September 18-19-20: at St. Louis 

September 21-22-23: at Milwaukee 

September 24-25-26-27: at San Francisco 

September 29-30, October 1: PITTSBURGH  

 

October 2-3-4: ARIZONA

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