CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs will host Top Gun Day at Wrigley Field Friday, August 19, for the 1:20 p.m. CDT game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Top Gun Day at the ballpark will take place before the official start of the Chicago Air and Water Show and will include pregame festivities at Gallagher Way featuring a live artist painting characters from the hit movie, specialty Top Gun-themed concession items, ceremonial flyover and an appearance by actor, writer and Chicagoan Bashir Salahuddin who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Cubs fans have the opportunity to secure a special-edition Top Gun-themed hat through the Top Gun Day Special Ticket Offer. The Top Gun Day Special Ticket Offer includes a ticket to the 1:20 p.m. CDT game against the Milwaukee Brewers and one special-edition Top Gun-themed hat. For more information on this Special Ticket Offer and to purchase tickets, please visit www.cubs.com/specials.
Inside the ballpark, fans can enjoy specialty Top Gun-themed concession items at the Left Field Classics concession stand, featuring these new items:
- Goose Island Brat: Footlong brat with Goose Island mustard, bacon-studded sauerkraut and an American flag pickle
- Maverick Pulled Pork: Lillie’s Q pulled pork with coleslaw, kettle chips and an American flag pickle
- Iceman Double Merkts Burger: Double-patty burger with Merkts cheddar cheese, grilled onions, BBQ sauce and an American flag pickle
Top Gun Day Details, Friday, August 19:
- National anthem: John Vincent
- Pregame: Ceremonial flyover by the U.S. Navy’s F-35C Lightning II Tactical Demonstration Team
- Special Recognition: Color guard represented by sailors from the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois
- First Pitch: Actor, writer and Chicagoan Bashir Salahuddin
- Broadcast: Marquee Sports Network, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
For more information on Top Gun Day at Wrigley Field and other Theme Nights for the 2022 regular season, please visit www.cubs.com/specials.