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