Chicago White Sox 2022 season advisory

Game Day Information for Fans Attending 2022 Home Opener and Regular Season Games

April 8th, 2022

CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox provide “Know Before You Go” information, including parking, and tips to fans for an enjoyable experience at the ballpark this season.

White Sox Home Opener

  • The new White Sox Opening Day at Guaranteed Rate Field is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 vs. Seattle at 3:10 p.m. 
  • On the day of the home opener only, parking lots open three hours prior to first pitch and gates open two hours prior to first pitch.
  • Large crowds are expected for White Sox opening day on April 12. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and avoid the rush.
  • Fans arriving after the gates open or closer to the start of the game are encouraged to proceed directly to the overflow lot located at McCormick Place (Lot B). Free shuttle service will be available from the overflow lot.

Gate Opening Times and Ballpark Entry

  • For the remainder of White Sox home games, gates open 90 minutes before the games. Fans are encouraged to enter the ballpark at least 30 minutes before scheduled first pitch to avoid the rush of fans closer to game time.
  • Fans arriving from the north side of the ballpark, including by rideshare or public transportation, should use Gate 5 as the fastest way to enter the ballpark.
  • Fans arriving from the south side of the ballpark should enter through Gate 2 (right field corner) or Gate 3 (first base side).
  • Fans visiting the Patio should enter through Gate 1.
  • Fans with tickets for a Diamond Suite, Upper Terrace or Guaranteed Rate Club should enter the ballpark through Gate 4 elevators (home plate). 
  • Fans sitting in the Wintrust Scout Seats should enter through Gate 3½.
  • All White Sox tickets are mobile. Fans are strongly encouraged to have their game tickets downloaded onto their smartphone in advance through the MLB Ballpark, StubHub or Ticketmaster app, or online through the White Sox Account Manager page ( under “Account Manager”).

Parking Information

  • Residents and fans must follow neighborhood parking restrictions surrounding the ballpark area, displaying the required parking permits, and adhering to other regulations in effect on game days.
  • Prepaid parking passes are accepted at parking lots located on the north side of the ballpark – Lots A, B, C and G. Day-of-game parking is available in the Credit/Debit Lots – F and L – located south of the ballpark.

o  Fans holding prepaid parking passes traveling from the north exit at 31st Street and fans who are traveling from the south exit at 35th Street.

o  Day-of-game credit card customers traveling from the north exit at 35th Street, follow Wentworth Avenue to 37th Street and turn right.

o  Day-of-game credit card customers traveling from the south proceed to 39th Street/Pershing exit, follow LaSalle Street to 39th Street and turn left onto 39th Street to Princeton Avenue.

  • Parking lots open two hours before the start of every game. Fans holding mobile prepaid parking passes should display the passes prominently as they approach the parking lots. 
  • Fans are encouraged to purchase parking in advance for $25 at Limited day-of-game parking is available in Credit/Debit Lots for $27 and $15 on Coca-Cola Family Sundays.
  • Lot B at Gate 5 of the ballpark is designated for cars displaying state-issued disability placards or license plates. In addition, any guests in need of assistance will be allowed by ballpark personnel to be dropped off and/or picked up in Lot B. Fans will have access to Lot B and Gate 5 (located north of the ballpark; across 35th Street) via 33rd Street.
  1. All parking transactions with official staff are conducted within the parking lot and NOT prior to entry or outside of any parking lot. In addition, all official staff conduct transactions with credit/debit cards only.
  • Fans should visit for more information about parking and for directions to their designated parking lot.
  • Tailgating is permitted in parking lots. Fans have the option to purchase reserved tailgating spaces in Lot E, which includes a dedicated tailgate space, early access to Lot E and close proximity to Gate 2. Visit for more information.

Public Transportation

  • Public transportation is highly recommended. The CTA Red Line stops near the ballpark at the Sox-35th Street station, and the Green Line is just two blocks farther east at the 35th Street station.
  • A Metra stop at 35th Street is conveniently located just east of the Dan Ryan Expressway, along the Rock Island line. For the most up-to-date game day service information, including weekend inbound train schedules to meet the various scheduled first pitch start times, check

Rideshare Services

  • Fans are encouraged to take a rideshare service to Guaranteed Rate Field.
  • The Rideshare Lot is located in Lot A on the Wentworth Avenue side for pick-up and drop-off. The lot is open until one hour after the conclusion of the home games.
  • Fans arriving by a rideshare service should enter and exit the ballpark through Gate 5.

Additional Fan Information

  • Guaranteed Rate Field is cashless. Fans who are holding cash and do not have credit cards can purchase White Sox gift cards at retail locations or at the Chicago Sports Depot.
  • Food and drinks are available through the mobile ordering feature in the MLB Ballpark app. Fans always are able to walk up to the counter to purchase as well.
  • Bags will not be allowed into the ballpark. Exceptions will be made for medical bags, small clutch purses (under 9” x 5” x 2” in size) and diaper bags when an infant is present.
  • Fans are highly encouraged to arrive early and enter the ballpark early to avoid the rush closer to game time.