What channel is the Chicago Cubs game on? Marquee Sports!


Such is the history of the Cubs that momentous occasions have been accompanied by rain.

After all, it was a rain delay that gave the Cubs the chance to regroup and refocus during Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. The debut of lights at Wrigley Field in 1988 was postponed a day by a deluge.

Now what was to have been an afternoon affair has been rescheduled for prime time at 7 p.m.

That’s six hours after Marquee signed on for the first time Saturday at 1 p.m. with a one-hour sizzle reel touting all that the network has to offer under the straightforward title “Marquee Debut.”

Regardless, you probably have questions about Marquee. Let’s get to them:

What is Marquee Sports Network?

Taking its name from the big, red sign on the ballpark at Clark and Addison, Marquee will be the exclusive TV home of the roughly 150 Cubs regular-season games the team controls in its designated Major League Baseball market, a vast territory that includes not only most of Illinois and Indiana but all of Iowa and part of Wisconsin as well as Ohio (apparently along with a sliver of Rochester, Minn., and Omaha, Neb.).

What’s the upside for a Cubs fan?

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts talks about the Marquee Sports Network during the opening ceremony of the Cubs Convention on Jan. 17, 2020, in Chicago.

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