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White sox announce Wintrust Crosstown Series events and information

July 1, 2019

CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox announced pregame entertainment and the following recommendations to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans attending the Wintrust Crosstown Series vs. the Chicago Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, July 6 at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday, July 7 at 1:10 p.m.

CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox announced pregame entertainment and the following recommendations to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans attending the Wintrust Crosstown Series vs. the Chicago Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, July 6 at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday, July 7 at 1:10 p.m.

Entertainment

· Former White Sox right fielder Harold Baines and former Cubs pitcher Lee Smith will throw out ceremonial first pitches on Saturday, July 6. Both Smith and Baines were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will be inducted July 21, 2019.

· Country singer Clare Dunn will perform a pregame acoustic set and perform the National Anthem on Sunday, July 7. Dunn recently performed at a Dallas Mavericks game as well as during a Monday Night Football game.

· The Budweiser Clydesdales will be available for photos in the south end of Lot E prior to participating in a pregame ceremony on Saturday, July 6.

· The Sox Split raffle, presented by Wintrust, for Sunday’s game will begin at a guaranteed jackpot of $200,000, with 50 percent of net proceeds going to one lucky winner and the remainder supporting Chicago White Sox Charities. Fans can purchase raffle tickets from sellers throughout the ballpark and at kiosks in left field and behind home plate on the 100 and 500 levels. Illinois residents ages 18 and over can purchase Sox Split tickets online during every home game at whitesox.com/soxsplit beginning three hours prior to the scheduled game time.

Game Times and Mobile Ticket Information

· First pitches for the Wintrust Crosstown Series games are scheduled as follows: 6:15 p.m. on Saturday and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday. Gates to the ballpark will open 90 minutes prior to each game – 4:45 p.m. on Saturday and 11:40 a.m. on Sunday. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats as early as possible.

· 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 (whitesox.com/myaccount under “Account Manager”). More information is available at whitesox.com/mobiletickets.

· Fans can visit the Digital Ticket Information and Guest Relations Booths at Gates 3 and 5 for technical support with their mobile tickets.

  • Fans holding tickets for the Upper Level will not be able to access other levels of the ballpark. This policy ensures fans may safely and comfortably enjoy the game with access to the areas of the ballpark where tickets were purchased.

· Fans should only purchase tickets through authorized White Sox ticket agents. Purchasing tickets through the White Sox ticket office, whitesox.com or Ticketmaster are the best ways to guarantee valid purchases.

Parking Information

  • White Sox parking lots will open three hours before the start of the games – 3:15 p.m. on Saturday and 10:10 a.m. on Sunday. Fans planning to park are strongly encouraged to consider the following recommendations to avoid delays:
  • Arrive early. White Sox parking lots are anticipated to fill up more than an hour prior to first pitch each game.
  • Download parking coupons onto smartphones prior to arriving at the ballpark.
  • Display prepaid parking coupons prominently as they approach the parking lot.
  • Tailgating is permitted in Lots A-L.

· Prepaid red coupons are accepted in Lots A, B, and C, and prepaid green coupons are accepted in Lots F and L only. Cash parking will be very limited when lots open (Lots G, F and L). Fans seeking cash or credit card parking should follow directional signs to available lots. Cash parking is $20 during the Wintrust Crosstown Series.

  • Fans arriving within an hour of first pitch are encouraged to proceed directly to the remote parking lots located at IIT (10 W. 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois). Stay tuned to WGN AM 720 and White Sox on Twitter (@whitesox) for the latest information.

· 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.

· Fans planning to use rideshare services can head to the Uber Rideshare Zone in Lot A for pick-up and drop-off. The designated area is on the east side of Lot A along Wentworth Ave. For access to the designated lot, drivers should head south on Wentworth Ave. and enter Lot A between 33rd and 35th Street. The lot will be open until one hour after home games conclude.

Public Transportation

· The White Sox recommend that fans utilize public transportation. 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 metrarail.com.

· Pace offers a direct express bus service to Guaranteed Rate Field from suburban locations on 51 select games, including the home opener. The six suburban locations include Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Markham, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights and Tinley Park. For more information, fans can call the Pace Express service line at 847-228-2416, visit the “Express to Events” information site at pacebus.com or contact the RTA Travel Information Center at 836-7000 from any Chicagoland area code.

Additional Fan Information

  • Fans should allow ample time for entering Guaranteed Rate Field. In compliance with Major League Baseball policies, and similar to procedures at other major sports venues, all fans entering the ballpark are subject to walk-through metal detector screenings and bag searches.

· Consistent with Illinois state law, Guaranteed Rate Field, along with all ballparks and other sporting venues in Illinois are gun-free zones. It is illegal for anyone to enter or attempt to enter the ballpark with a firearm, regardless of permit. Additionally, no knives, pepper spray or weapons of any kind are allowed in the ballpark.

· Fans also can watch Saturday’s game on FOX and Sunday’s game on WGN. Fans can follow the play-by-play for each game on WGN AM 720, the White Sox flagship radio station, as well as WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio, the Spanish-language radio home of White Sox baseball.

· Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and enjoyable fan experience at Guaranteed Rate Field. Any person using derogatory language or demonstrating unruly behaviors or action will be subject to ejection from the ballpark.

· In accordance with the City of Chicago ordinance, tobacco of any kind (including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in all areas of Guaranteed Rate Field. There is a designated smoking area outside of Gate 2 and Gate 5. Those fans wishing to use tobacco must proceed to the ground level at the base of the ramps at Gate 2 and Gate 5.

· Finally, the White Sox ask fans to be respectful of the neighborhood and homes surrounding the ballpark before and after games.

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