I haven’t yet seen a full announcement on the alternate site roster for the Cubs, though I’m tentatively expecting it’ll look pretty close to their Triple-A roster, plus maybe a few prospects the team wants to get some work at that level (as opposed to minor league spring training, which is starting now).
In the meantime, there was at least a partial announcement on a scheduling item, and it’s pretty cool – the “Cubs” will play games at Four Winds Field there in South Bend, and fans can attend:
April 10 vs Tigers taxi squad
April 17 vs White Sox taxi squad
NEWS: 1,000 fans limited per game
— Darin Pritchett (@961Sportsbeat) March 31, 2021
SET YOUR ALARM ⏰
Tickets to see the Chicago Cubs Triple-A squad at Four Winds Field go on sale today at 12pm ET.
Ticket link and information on tickets available here ➡ https://t.co/N6B6K8tMKI pic.twitter.com/FfpmZUaKWg
— South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) April 2, 2021
To be sure, those likely won’t be the only games the “Triple-A” team plays in April – there will be games at other clubs’ facilities, and there may also be some games at the big league ballparks on off-days (fan attendance for those, too? Would be fun). Hopefully, the alt site squads can get in like, what, at least 10 games over the course of the month? Then, together with intrasquad games in South Bend, the Cubs’ players there are getting a lot of game activity while they await the actual minor league season kicking off in early May.