Don't expect the Cubs World Series party to stop just because the calendar flips to 2017.
Major League Baseball moved the Cubs' 2017 season opener against the Cardinals to Sunday, April 2 as part of a primetime game on ESPN beginning at 7:30 p.m. CT at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
ESPN also hooked the Cubs for their home opener on April 10, which will also include the championship ceremony.
The Cubs will host National League Manager of the Year Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers at the first game at Wrigley Field since ending the 108-year championship drought.
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Cubs-Cardinals will be the third game as part of MLB's Opening Day festivties on April 2, with two afternoon games in Tampa Bay (Yakees-Rays at 1 p.m. ET) and Arizona (Giants-Diamondbacks at 4 p.m. ET) prior to the NL Central showdown under the arch.
With the Cubs' season opener moving up a day, they will now have an off day on Monday, April 3. From there, Joe Maddon and Co. will finish their series with the Cardinals with a night game on April 4 (7:15 p.m. first pitch) and then a matinee at 12:45 on April 5.
The Cubs will be off on Thursday, April 6 before heading to Milwaukee for a three-game series over 2017's first full weekend of action.