NFL: ‘It was fun’ to watch ESPN, ESPN2, ABCs ‘Cubs’ on TV. ‘It’s going to be a good season.’
The Chicago Cubs will begin their 2018 season with a game in New York City against the New York Yankees on Sunday, but fans who want to see the Cubs play their home games at a new stadium in Chicago are not out of luck.
ESPN and ESPN2 will televise the Cubs-Yankees game at the new Astrodome, which opened in July 2018 and is expected to host games at the Astrodom, which will be completed in 2019.
The Cubs will play their final home game of the 2018 season on Sept. 3 against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The new Astradom is expected in time for the 2019 MLB All-Star Game.
ESPN will televize all 2018 home games, including the Cubs’ final regular-season home game.
It will be the first time the Cubs have had a broadcast on ESPN.com in 20 years, ESPN Chicago reported.
ESPN said the Astradome will host three home games per season, and a fifth home game will be held in 2019 at the stadium owned by Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs.
The Astrademap is the first in the NFL and the second since it opened.