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White Sox announce Crosstown Cup events

The Chicago White Sox announced pregame entertainment and the following recommendations to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans attending the Crosstown Cup series vs. the Chicago Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 21-23. 
 
Entertainment
•   Recently retired Chicago Bears legend Matt Forte will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Friday, September 21. The two-time Pro Bowl running back joined NBC Sports in May as a studio analyst for the 2018 NFL season.
 
•   Chicago Bulls forward and Chicago native Jabari Parker, as well as Marian Catholic High School theology teacher Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, will throw out a ceremonial first pitches on Saturday, September 22.
 
•   Actor from NBC's hit show "Chicago P.D." and Harvey, Illinois, native LaRoyce Hawkins will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday, September 23. Hawkins plays the character Kevin Atwater on the popular fictional crime drama that follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department. Cast members from "Chicago P.D." as well as "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Med" are scheduled to attend the game.
 
•   Cast members from Showtime's hit series "The Chi" are scheduled to attend the game on Sunday, September 23. "The Chi" actor Barton Fitzpatrick will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
 
•   The Sox Split raffle, presented by Wintrust, for Saturday's game will begin at a guaranteed jackpot of $50,000, 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 Ticket Information
•   First pitch for Crosstown Cup games are scheduled as follows: 3:10 p.m. on Friday, 6:10 p.m. on Saturday and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday. Gates to the ballpark will open two hours prior to each game. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats as early as possible.
 
•   Standing room only tickets remain available for Saturday's game. Tickets for the games on Friday and Sunday are available at whitesox.com, the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket office (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by calling 866-SOX-GAME.
 
•   Fans are reminded to print their tickets prior to the game date, as only mobile tickets purchased through Ticketmaster and StubHub will be scanned at Guaranteed Rate Field gates.
 
•   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 all games. Tailgating is permitted in Lots A-L. White Sox parking lots are anticipated to fill up more than an hour prior to first pitch each game. Fans arriving within an hour of first pitch are encouraged to proceed directly to the remote parking lots located at McCormick Place (Lot C). Stay tuned to the White Sox on Twitter (@whitesox) for the latest information. 
 
•   Prepaid red coupons are accepted in Lots A, B, C and G, and prepaid green coupons are accepted in Lots F and L only. A limited amount of cash parking will be available for $20 when lots open (Lots G, F and L). Fans seeking cash and credit card parking should follow directional signs to available lots. 
 
•   Lot B near Gate 5 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.
 
•   Free shuttle service will be available each game from remote parking at McCormick Place (Lot C). Tailgating is not permitted in the remote parking lots.
 
Public Transportation/Rideshare
•   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.
 
•   The White Sox recommend that fans utilize public transportation. The CTA Red Line stops near the ballpark at the 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 Saturday and Sunday games. 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.
 
Ballpark Safety/Security
•   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. Fans WILL NOT be required to remove shoes, coins or belts; fans WILL be required to remove cell phones and cameras.
 
•   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 Friday and Saturday's games on WGN-TV and MLB Network (out of market only). Sunday's game, which is the last game in the broadcast booth for Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. 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.
 
For the latest information and news about the White Sox, please visit whitesox.com or connect with the team on Facebook and Twitter (@WhiteSox).

The Chicago White Sox announced pregame entertainment and the following recommendations to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans attending the Crosstown Cup series vs. the Chicago Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 21-23. 
 
Entertainment
•   Recently retired Chicago Bears legend Matt Forte will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Friday, September 21. The two-time Pro Bowl running back joined NBC Sports in May as a studio analyst for the 2018 NFL season.
 
•   Chicago Bulls forward and Chicago native Jabari Parker, as well as Marian Catholic High School theology teacher Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, will throw out a ceremonial first pitches on Saturday, September 22.
 
•   Actor from NBC's hit show "Chicago P.D." and Harvey, Illinois, native LaRoyce Hawkins will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday, September 23. Hawkins plays the character Kevin Atwater on the popular fictional crime drama that follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department. Cast members from "Chicago P.D." as well as "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Med" are scheduled to attend the game.
 
•   Cast members from Showtime's hit series "The Chi" are scheduled to attend the game on Sunday, September 23. "The Chi" actor Barton Fitzpatrick will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
 
•   The Sox Split raffle, presented by Wintrust, for Saturday's game will begin at a guaranteed jackpot of $50,000, 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 Ticket Information
•   First pitch for Crosstown Cup games are scheduled as follows: 3:10 p.m. on Friday, 6:10 p.m. on Saturday and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday. Gates to the ballpark will open two hours prior to each game. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats as early as possible.
 
•   Standing room only tickets remain available for Saturday's game. Tickets for the games on Friday and Sunday are available at whitesox.com, the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket office (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by calling 866-SOX-GAME.
 
•   Fans are reminded to print their tickets prior to the game date, as only mobile tickets purchased through Ticketmaster and StubHub will be scanned at Guaranteed Rate Field gates.
 
•   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 all games. Tailgating is permitted in Lots A-L. White Sox parking lots are anticipated to fill up more than an hour prior to first pitch each game. Fans arriving within an hour of first pitch are encouraged to proceed directly to the remote parking lots located at McCormick Place (Lot C). Stay tuned to the White Sox on Twitter (@whitesox) for the latest information. 
 
•   Prepaid red coupons are accepted in Lots A, B, C and G, and prepaid green coupons are accepted in Lots F and L only. A limited amount of cash parking will be available for $20 when lots open (Lots G, F and L). Fans seeking cash and credit card parking should follow directional signs to available lots. 
 
•   Lot B near Gate 5 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.
 
•   Free shuttle service will be available each game from remote parking at McCormick Place (Lot C). Tailgating is not permitted in the remote parking lots.
 
Public Transportation/Rideshare
•   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.
 
•   The White Sox recommend that fans utilize public transportation. The CTA Red Line stops near the ballpark at the 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 Saturday and Sunday games. 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.
 
Ballpark Safety/Security
•   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. Fans WILL NOT be required to remove shoes, coins or belts; fans WILL be required to remove cell phones and cameras.
 
•   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 Friday and Saturday's games on WGN-TV and MLB Network (out of market only). Sunday's game, which is the last game in the broadcast booth for Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. 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.
 
For the latest information and news about the White Sox, please visit whitesox.com or connect with the team on Facebook and Twitter (@WhiteSox).

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