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- $25 for a 10-ticket booklet for Iowa Cubs games (a $50 value)
- When: Any home game(s) during the 2014 regular season, excluding July 3; see the schedule
- Where: Principal Park
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 90 minutes before first pitch
- Tickets can be used all at once, or redeemed over multiple games
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Scouting Report
In 2013, the Iowa Cubs were tough to beat at Principal Park. They posted a 44-28 record at home, which was not only the second-best in the Pacific Coast League, but also kept the team's playoff hopes alive through the final weekend of the season. This April, after a long winter of hand carving their bats out of bamboo shafts, the I-Cubs have a chance to build an early lead in the PCL Northern Division, with 19 of their first 27 games taking place on the Principal Park diamond. The first month of the 2014 campaign will be highlighted by a visit from the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers, who have won the PCL championship in two of the last three seasons.
On June 14, 2008, the Iowa Cubs played a home game in front of a total of zero fans. The empty ballpark was the result of flooding throughout Des Moines. It was also another strange footnote added to a long line of odd occurrences that have come into play in the baseball history of Iowa’s capital.
The marriage between Des Moines and baseball stretches back to 1887, before cars roamed the streets and robots were considered for managerial positions. Teams came and went over the years, until 1969, when the Iowa Oaks debuted as part of the American Association. Finally, in 1981, the Oaks became the top minor-league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and they were renamed a year later. Under the direction of the big-league Cubs, the Iowa Cubs have enjoyed several bouts of success, highlighted by an American Association league title in 1993.