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Chicago Cubs to host White Sox, Mets and Braves during 10-game homestand

Homestand includes Wintrust Crosstown Series, Stranger Things® Night, first On Deck Luncheon and More
June 17, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field to host the Chicago White Sox June 18-19 for the first part of the Wintrust Crosstown Series, the New York Mets June 20-23 and the Atlanta Braves June 24-27. The Cubs and White Sox in partnership with Wintrust Financial Corporation announced

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field to host the Chicago White Sox June 18-19 for the first part of the Wintrust Crosstown Series, the New York Mets June 20-23 and the Atlanta Braves June 24-27.

The Cubs and White Sox in partnership with Wintrust Financial Corporation announced a multiyear sponsorship of the Crosstown Series now officially named the “Wintrust Crosstown Series.” As part of the partnership, the two teams and Wintrust will host pregame festivities ahead of the June 18-19 games with Hall of Famers Harold Baines and Lee Smith. On June 18, fans also are encouraged to stop by Gallagher Way ahead of the first game at 5 p.m. to test their Wintrust Crosstown Series trivia skills against Baines and Smith. Fans who are selected to participate in trivia and get the answer correct will be entered into a random drawing. The winner of the random drawing will win two tickets to all four Wintrust Crosstown Series games with The W Club access for June 18-19 and Goose Island seats for July 6-7, the opportunity to throw the first pitch at the June 18 Cubs-White Sox game, a lineup card exchange experience at the July 6 White Sox-Cubs game and a signed baseball from Baines and Smith. Before the June 19 game, the Wintrust Crosstown Series pregame festivities will include an autograph signing with Smith, a live performance by Nick Bell Band, photo opportunities and more.

On Monday, June 24, fans will cross over to the Upside Down during Stranger Things® Night. Fans who purchase tickets through the Special Ticket Offer will receive a Cubs and Stranger Things® fanny pack. The night also features a performance by ‘80s cover band, The Breakfast Club, at Gallagher Way, a limited one-time only “Eggo Waffle Chips” menu option at the Marquee Grill, exclusive Cubs and Stranger Things® merchandise at the Cubs Store located behind home plate and a “strange” surprise in front of Wrigley Field’s Marquee. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.cubs.com/strangerthings.

Cubs Charities will expand its 50/50 Raffle program starting Tuesday, June 18. Fans will now have two ways of purchasing Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle tickets – inside the ballpark and online at www.cubs.com/raffle. The winning ticket will receive half of the net proceeds from the game’s raffle ticket sales, and the other half will benefit Cubs Charities. In accordance with state and local law, online Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle tickets will only be available for purchase in the Chicago city limits. Raffle tickets will be available approximately two hours before the start of each Cubs home game this season. Net proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle will benefit Cubs Charities, which aims to expand baseball and softball opportunities for all Chicago children and youth by engaging kids with skilled coaches and quality programming and providing safe and accessible places to play the game.

The Cubs and 670 The Score will host the first installment of the 2019 On Deck Luncheon Series presented by TimberTech, Xfinity and Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern Tuesday, June 25, from 11:40 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT. The luncheon series gives attendees a chance to interact and enjoy a live broadcast with Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr., catcher Willson Contreras and 670 The Score’s Larry Holmes. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.670thescore.com/ondeck.

Food and Beverage Offerings:

The Chicago Cubs and hospitality partner Levy continue their crowd-pleasing Chef Series presented by Maker’s Mark this homestand 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. For the full list of participating chefs, visit www.cubs.com/chefseries.

Rick Bayless, the 2017 James Beard Outstanding Restaurant recipient, returns this year bringing his expertly and authentically created Mexican favorites to the ballpark June 18-27. Fans can enjoy the following menu at the Sheffield Corner near, the Wintrust Right Field Gate:

  • Yucatan Pork Pibil Tacos – Slow-cooked achiote-rubbed pork shoulder, pickled habaneros and red onions
  • Short Rib Suadero Tacos – Crispy-tender beef short rib, pickled onion, manzano chiles and tomatillo salsa
  • Toto Elotes - Just-made chips topped with roasted corn, lime “crema” and red chile cotija cheese
  • Frontera Guacamole - Michoacán avocados, roasted tomatillos, serrano chiles, cilantro and onions with just-made chips

The Cubs and hospitality partner Levy continue to bring locally sourced, chef-driven menu items to Wrigley Field, including pork tenders, beer can chicken sandwich, short rib disco fries, Wrigley house chips and more. For more information, visit www.cubs.com/food.

Hot Doug's returns with its rotating selections on Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. Served this homestand are the Bill Caudill, an Argentinian pork and bacon sausage with chimichurri and Swiss cheese; the Sergio Mitre, a gyro sausage with tzatziki, chopped tomatoes and feta cheese; and the Keith Moreland, a spicy Vienna Beef Polish sausage with chipotle Dijonnaise, pickled jalapeños and pepper jack cheese.

Homestand Details June 18-27

Tuesday, June 18, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.

  • Pregame: Wintrust Crosstown Series pregame festivities and trivia event with Hall of Famers Harold Baines and Lee Smith at Gallagher Way
  • First pitch: Cubs and White Sox Hall of Famers Lee Smith and Harold Baines
  • First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Musician and Chicago native Tom Morello
  • Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Wednesday, June 19, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.

  • Pregame: Wintrust Crosstown Series pregame festivities and autograph signing with Hall of Famer Lee Smith at Gallagher Way
  • First pitch: Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson
  • First pitch: Liverpool Football Club alumni Ian Rush
  • Broadcast: ABC7, Facebook Live presented by Gallagher, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Thursday, June 20, Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Javier Báez Sliding Coin Bank presented by Wintrust, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
  • First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Host of “Windy City Rehab” and Chicago Native Alison Victoria
  • Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Friday, June 21, Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Anthony Rizzo “Out on the Water” Bobblehead presented by Mastercard, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
  • First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Country music singer and songwriter Ryan Hurd
  • Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
  • Postgame: As a part of his Respect Community T-shirt initiative, Joe Maddon will represent La Casa Norte, which serves youth and families confronting homelessness

Saturday, June 22, Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 1:20 p.m.

  • Pregame: Cubs Charities Diamond Project ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hanesworth North Park in La Grange Park, IL
  • First pitch: NBA Hall of Famer and Chicago native Jack Sikma
  • Broadcast: ABC7, Facebook Live presented by Gallagher, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, June 23, Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Clark Hooded Towel presented by Mastercard, up to the first 5,000 early arriving children 13 and younger
  • Special Ticket Offer: Pride
  • Broadcast: ABC7, Facebook Live presented by Gallagher, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
  • Postgame: Kids Run The Bases, first 1,000 kids 13 and younger

Monday, June 24, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Bucket Hat presented by NBC Sports Chicago, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
  • Special Ticket Offer: Stranger Things® Night
  • First pitch and 7th inning stretch: From the Netflix series Stranger Things® actors Cary Elwes and Dacre Montgomery
  • Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, June 25, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Compact Umbrella presented by Reynolds Wrap, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
  • Pregame: Javy Báez will host a group as a part of his “Los Magos” program
  • Special Ticket Offer: Class of 2019
  • National anthem: GiGi Gianni from GiGi’s Playhouse
  • First pitch: Former WNBA MVP and current Washington Mystics player Elena Delle Donne
  • Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago+, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, June 26, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs BBQ “Mitt” presented by Pepsi, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
  • First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Northwestern men’s basketball head coach and Chicago native Chris Collins
  • Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Thursday, June 27, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Cocktail Stones presented by Jim Beam, up to the first 10,000 early arriving adults, age 21 and older
  • 7th inning stretch: From the children’s show “Sesame Street” Cookie Monster
  • Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com