Iowa Cubs Tickets on Sale Now; Fan Favorites Scheduled
While it may not feel like summer in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) just yet, the Iowa Cubs are ready to welcome you back to Principal Park for baseball in 2022. Single-game tickets for all 75 of the I-Cubs’ home games are on sale now.
Though the team starts on the road against the Buffalo Bisons, they’ll be back home to Principal Park in no time. Opening Day in Downtown DSM is slated for tonight when the I-Cubs host the Toledo Mud Hens, a Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The Mud Hens will serve as the first of eight different visiting clubs on Iowa’s schedule this year, including perennial rivals like the Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City) and old foes like the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis).
The I-Cubs are also excited to continue some fan-favorite traditions this summer. After COVID-19 protocols prevented it last season, fans will once again be able to play catch on the field before Saturday home games. Additionally, as in seasons past, kids under 13 can run the bases after the last out of Sunday home games. As always, fans will be treated to postgame fireworks after every Friday home game as well as special shows after the games on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3.
On Thursdays at Principal Park, fans can enjoy six items for $3 from the time gates open until the start of the game with the Iowa Cubs “6-4-$3” Happy Hour special. Dollar Dogs will return for five dates, along with two different Dog Days this summer. For the third consecutive season, fans can look forward to the I-Cubs wearing their Demonios de Des Moines jerseys. In conjunction with Minor League Baseball's “Copa de la Diversión” initiative, Iowa will become the Demonios de Des Moines for three dates in 2022.
Other specialty promotions fans will see at Principal Park this year will be two major jersey giveaways. On Saturday, May 14, I-Cubs fans can collect a jersey shirt of Chicago Cubs’ top prospect, Brennen Davis. Just over a month later, on Saturday, June 18, fans can see college basketball star Caitlin Clark throw out a first pitch and receive a Replica Jersey Giveaway showing Clark’s name and number on an Iowa Cubs jersey.
Speaking of Clark, Chicago Cubs’ mascot Clark the Cub will make an appearance at Principal Park on Saturday, August 13. See the I-Cubs don Avengers themed jerseys and meet Thor and Spiderman on Saturday, July 16, as part of Iowa’s Marvel - Defenders of the Diamond game.
Iowa Cubs Changes in 2022
You won’t see many changes at Principal Park for the 2022 season, but after the completion of the season, Iowa and the City of Des Moines will begin to update Principal Park to the compliance of Major League Baseball’s standards. The work done following the 2022 season will be phase one of the City of Des Moines’ master plan to re-imagine Principal Park for future generations.
One change you will see this year will be the logo on the caps of Iowa Cubs’ players. Entering the 2022 season, Iowa introduced a new, character-based alternate logo approved for on-field use. The new logo will replace Iowa’s block “I” logo and was created to complement the history and tradition associated with the team’s primary logo.
The primary Iowa Cubs logo, team name and team colors are not changing. The new logo shows a fierce, determined image of a bear, providing a glimpse into the competitive side of Iowa’s mascot, Cubbie Bear. The new logo will be featured on a solid blue cap the team will wear at home and a multi-colored alternate hat that the team can wear with their royal blue or Sunday red alternate jerseys.
The Iowa Cubs cannot wait to welcome their great fans back to Principal Park in 2022. Game one of 75 to be played at Principal Park is slated for tonight against the Toledo Mud Hens. For more information and tickets, visit iowacubs.com.
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Colin Connolly is the Media Relations Manager for the Iowa Cubs in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).