The 2016 MLB season will begin on Sunday, April 3, and, for the Chicago Cubs, it’ll open up the following Tuesday in Anaheim.
That’s correct: the Cubs will be playing the American League’s Angels for a two-gamer at the start of the season.
Interleague to open the year will be a little strange, as will opening on the West Coast. The season goes through October 2nd, with the Cubs wrapping up in Cincinnati.
The Wrigley Field opener will be Monday, April 11 against the Reds. Given the travel back from the West Coast, that’s going to be a night game … so pace yourself.
The Cubs will play the White Sox just four times next year, since their interleague opponents will be in the AL West. The Cubs will go to U.S. Cellular Field on July 25 and 26, and the White Sox will come to Wrigley the next two days.
Speaking of the interleague match-ups, the Cubs get the Rangers and Mariners at home, do the two-game home-and-home with the Angels, and travel to Oakland and Houston.