Chicago Cubs to host Twins, Tigers and Reds June 29-July 8

The Chicago Cubs will host an eight-game homestand featuring Interleague visits from the Minnesota Twins June 29-July 1 and the Detroit Tigers July 3-4. Following the Interleague matchups, the Cincinnati Reds will close out the homestand with a three-game series July 6-8.

June 28th, 2018

The Chicago Cubs will host an eight-game homestand featuring Interleague visits from the Minnesota Twins June 29-July 1 and the Detroit Tigers July 3-4. Following the Interleague matchups, the Cincinnati Reds will close out the homestand with a three-game series July 6-8. 

The Cubs will join Major League Baseball in celebrating the Fourth of July. The team will wear special stars and stripes jerseys, caps and socks on both Tuesday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 4. The bases used on the field July 4 will feature specialty base jewels. Several game-used jerseys from this series will be authenticated, collected and auctioned by Cubs Authentics at www.cubs.com/authentics. Net proceeds from the auction benefit Cubs Charities' Diamond Project.

The Fourth of July game also will feature "Military Heroes Day" presented by Magellan Corporation. The Military Heroes Day will have an extended pregame ceremony featuring an oversized American flag displayed on the field and a military "Take the Field" experience. Up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Cubs Camo Cap presented by Magellan Corporation.

The Cubs are teaming up with Third Man Pressing to offer fans an exclusive Vinyl Record Ticket Package for the Cubs-Reds game Friday, July 6, at Wrigley Field. Fans who purchase a ticket to the July 6 game through the special offer will receive a limited-edition, 7-inch vinyl record featuring Eddie Vedder's "All the Way" and Steve Goodman's "Go, Cubs, Go." For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cubs.com/vinyl.

Highlights of the homestand follow.

Food and Beverage Offerings:

The Chicago Cubs and hospitality partner Levy are bringing back their crowd-pleasing Chef Series presented by Maker's Mark for a second year with an expanded lineup of local celebrity chefs. Fans can expect a dynamic menu of offerings inspired by the chefs' signature items and their take on ballpark favorites.

This homestand, Tony Mantuano, a James Beard Award-winning chef and partner of Michelin-starred Spiaggia, River Roast and Terzo Piano, will serve stellar spins on Italian classics during his Chef Series debut June 29-July 8 at the Sheffield Corner near the Wintrust Right Field Gate.

The following menu items will be served during his rotation at Wrigley Field:

•   Zucchini arancini with tomato basil sauce

•   Grilled mortadella steak on focaccia bread with giardiniera, provolone and mayonnaise 

•   Luganega sausage on a potato bun with roasted onion and peppers and arugula 

•   Watermelon salad with pecorino cheese, candied pistachios, controne pepper, mint, lemon juice and olive oil 

•   Maker's Mark Boulevardier: Bourbon with Campari and sweet vermouth

Hot Doug's continues its rotating selections on Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. Served this homestand are the Paul Wedeen, a Roman luganega sausage with marinara, sautéed peppers and mozzarella cheese; the Les Lancaster, a beef and pork Thuringer sausage with beer mustard, caramelized onions and cheddar cheese; and the Rick Reuschel, a spicy Vienna Beef sausage with jalapeño mustard, pepper jack cheese and crispy fried onions.

To help celebrate National Hot Dog Month, Giordano's Pizza is once again teaming up with Vienna Beef to create the ultimate Fire Dog Pizza. This year's hot dog pizza has a Hot Doug's twist. The pizza will consist of spicy Vienna Beef Polish sausage, caramelized onions, pepper jack cheese and topped with crispy fried onions. The Fire Dog Pizza will only be available July 3-8 located at the Giordano's Pizza stand by Aisle 103. 

Cubs Charities and Community Events:

Cubs manager Joe Maddon will once again support Chicago nonprofit organizations through his "Respect Community" charity T-shirt initiative. After every Friday home game, Maddon will represent a different Chicago nonprofit by wearing the organization's T-shirt during his postgame press conference. Joe Maddon's "Respect Community" shirt Friday, June 29, is the Chicago Public Library Summer Learning Challenge, a city initiative aimed at encouraging kids to read and learn throughout the summer. On Friday, July 6, Maddon will represent The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. 

Starting Saturday, July 7, Cubs Wives will be selling baskets filled with favorite items from Cubs players. The baskets will be sold in the concourse near the Gallagher Way Third Base Gate, from gates open through the seventh inning, as well as online. The online basket auction will launch Sunday, July 8, and end Sunday, July 15. To place an online bid, please visit www.cubs.com/authentics. Proceeds will benefit Cubs Charities. 

Homestand Details June 29-July 8:  

 

Friday, June 29, Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins, 4:05 p.m.

•   Promotion: Cubs Mesh Cap presented by Budweiser, up to the first 5,000 early arriving Budweiser Bleacher adults age 21 and older

•   First pitch: Actress and Chicago native Aimee Garcia

•   7th inning stretch: 2018 Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon

•   Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com



Saturday, June 30, Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins, 1:20 p.m.

•   First pitch: Comedian Roy Wood Jr.

•   Broadcast: ABC 7, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com



Sunday, July 1, Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins, 1:20 p.m.

•   Promotion: Willson Contreras Laundry Hamper presented by Mastercard, up to the first 5,000 early arriving children 13 and younger

•   First pitch: Actor and Chicago native Brad Morris 

•   7th inning stretch: Actor, comedian and Chicago native Jeff Garlin

•   Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

•   Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, first 1,000 children 13 and under



Tuesday, July 3, Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:20 p.m.

•   Promotion: Cubs Hawaiian Shirt presented by NBC Sports Chicago, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

•   First pitch: DJ duo and Chicago natives Louis the Child

•   Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com



Wednesday, July 4, Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:20 p.m.

•   Promotion: Cubs Camo Cap presented by Magellan Corporation, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

•   Pregame: "Military Heroes Day" presented by Magellan Corporation

•   Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com



Friday, July 6, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.

•   Promotion: Anthony Rizzo Silhouette Cap presented by Buona Beef, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

•   Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com



Saturday, July 7, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.

•   First pitch and 7th inning stretch: San Francisco 49ers kicker and former Bears kicker Robbie Gould

•   Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com



Sunday, July 8, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.

•   Promotion: Plush Clark presented by Mastercard, up to the first 5,000 early arriving children 13 and younger

•   First pitch: Actor and Chicago native Jay Chandrasekhar

•   Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

•   Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, first 1,000 children 13 and under