The Cubs open the 2015 regular season on Sunday Night Baseball against the St. Louis Cardinals in what should be a match-up between LHP Jon Lester and RHP Adam Wainwright. ESPN2 will broadcast the first game of the Major League Baseball season from Wrigley Field on April 5.
WGN-TV’s first of 45 broadcasts will take place on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:05pm CDT vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, the club’s second game of the season following the national opener on ESPN2 on Sunday, April 5. WLS-TV/ABC 7, a new television home for the Cubs in 2015, will televise the first of its 24 games on Wednesday, April 8 at 1:20 pm CDT vs. the Cardinals. Comcast SportsNet Chicago has its first of as many as 87 games on Saturday, April 11 at 7:10pm CDT at the Colorado Rockies (this game is scheduled for CSN+).
Chicago Cubs games have been televised by WGN since 1948 (a handful of the 45 WGN-TV produced games will be televised by WPWR My50 Chicago as detailed on the schedule below). This will be Comcast SportsNet’s 11th season televising the Cubs and the first for WLS-TV/ABC 7.
Len Kasper returns for his 11th season in the Cubs’ television booth and will be joined by Jim Deshaies for their third season together broadcasting Cubs baseball.
WGN-TV announced Friday the station will continue producing the Lead-Off Man pre-game and 10th Inning post-game shows for select games. WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming news, sports and entertainment. WGN-TV Ch. 9 is separate from WGN America, the former superstation that decided last spring to stop televising Chicago sports (Cubs, White Sox and Bulls).
Cubs 2015 Regular Season Television Schedule
Cubs 2015 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule
|Thurs, March 5||Athletics (ss)||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com|
|Giants (ss)||Scottsdale Stadium|
|Fri, March 6||Reds||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com|
|Sat, March 7||Rockies||Salt River Fields||WBBM-780|
|Sun, March 8||Rangers||Sloan Park *||WBBM-780|
|Mon, March 9||Padres||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com|
|Tues, March 10||Indians||Goodyear Ballpark||Cubs.com|
|Wed, March 11||Dodgers||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com - MLB Network|
|Thurs, March 12||Angels||Tempe Diablo Stadium||Cubs.com|
|Fri, March 13||Indians (ss)||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com|
|Athletics (ss)||Cashman Field - Las Vegas||Comcast SportsNet|
|Sat, March 14||Brewers (ss)||Maryvale Baseball Park||WBBM-780|
|Athletics (ss)||Cashman Field - Las Vegas|
|Sun, March 15||Reds||Sloan Park *||WGN-TV Ch. 9, MLB Network - WBBM-780|
|Mon, March 16||Padres||Peoria Sports Complex||Cubs.com|
|Tues, March 17||Royals||Sloan Park *||Cubs.com|
|Wed, March 18||Dodgers||Camelback Ranch - Glendale||Cubs.com|
|Thurs, March 19||Diamondbacks||Salt River Fields||Comcast SportsNet - Cubs.com|
|Fri, March 20||White Sox||Camelback Ranch - Glendale||Cubs.com - Comcast SportsNet (White Sox broadcast)|
|Sat, March 21||Mariners||Sloan Park *||WBBM-780|
|Sun, March 22||Padres||Sloan Park *||Comcast SportsNet - WBBM-780|
|Mon, March 23||Off Day|
|Tues, March 24||Athletics||HoHoKam Stadium - Mesa||Cubs.com|
|Wed, March 25||Mariners||Peoria Sports Complex||Comcast SportsNet - Cubs.com|
|Thurs, March 26||Angels||Sloan Park *||ESPN-TV - Cubs.com|
|Fri, March 27||White Sox||Sloan Park *||Comcast SportsNet - Cubs.com - WGN-TV Ch. 9 (White Sox broadcast)|
|Sat, March 28||Rockies (ss)||Sloan Park *||WBBM-780|
|Reds (ss)||Goodyear Ballpark|
|Sun, March 29||Royals||Surprise Stadium||WGN-TV Ch. 9 - WBBM-780|
|Mon, March 30||Giants||Sloan Park *||Comcast SportsNet - Cubs.com|
|Tues, March 31||Rangers||Surprise Stadium||Cubs.com|
|Wed, April 1||Brewers||Sloan Park *||Comcast SportsNet - Cubs.com|
|Thurs, April 2||Off Day|
|Fri, April 3||Diamondbacks||Chase Field||Cubs.com - MLB Network|
|Sat, April 4||Diamondbacks||Chase Field||WGN-TV Ch. 9 - Cubs.com|
Cubs 2015 Spring Training Schedule
The Cubs have not addressed how the game previously available on WGN America will be broadcast in the areas that fall in Major League Baseball blackout territories. The team said last month they were negotiating with stations in those areas to broadcast the games that will be carried on WGN-TV Ch. 9 and WLS-TV/ABC 7 in the Chicago area.