Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports
Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports

Chicago Cubs celebrate Pride at Wrigley Field on June 17


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CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs will host the club’s annual Pride Celebration at Wrigley Field in support of the LGBTQ+ community Monday, June 17, when the Cubs take on the San Francisco Giants at 7:05 p.m. CT. This vibrant event will feature local LGBTQ+ owned and friendly businesses at Gallagher Way, curated music and entertainment, festive fan activities, an on-field recognition and more.

“Our Pride Celebration at Wrigley Field is so much more than just a ballpark celebration,” said Cubs Senior Vice President of Marketing Jen Martindale. “It is a time for the community to come together to celebrate and champion the LGBTQ+ community. We hope all fans come out to Wrigley Field on June 17 to show their support.”

For the Pride Celebration at Wrigley Field, the Cubs will:

Recognize pregame the Brave Space Alliance, a Black-led, transgender-led LGBTQ+ center on the South Side, designed to create and provide affirming and culturally competent services for the entire LGBTQ+ community of Chicago.

Welcome LGBTQ+ owned and friendly businesses to Gallagher Way, providing fans with the opportunity to support local businesses from 4:30-7:30 p.m. CT.

Offer Pride-themed beer bats in the ballpark as well as Pride-themed cocktails at the Gallagher Way “Drinks” container bar.

Display a “We C You” pinboard at Gallagher Way where fans can take and pin photos.

Host festive fan activities at Gallagher Way pregame including airbrush temporary tattoos and live music.

Entertain fans during the game with a curated playlist by Chicago-based DJ Ca$h Era.

Enlist founder and CEO of World Gay Boxing Championships Martin Stark to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Engage Chicago-based actor and singer Jos N. Banks to sing the national anthem.

Progress Pride flags have also been flown around the Wrigley Field Marquee since the start of June.

To participate in the Pride Celebration at Wrigley Field, fans are encouraged to purchase a ticket to the June 17 game through the Pride Celebration Special Ticket Offer which comes with a special-edition Pride-themed Cubs jersey featuring the Progress Pride flag. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will benefit Brave Space Alliance.

For more information on the Pride Celebration at Wrigley Field and to purchase tickets through the Special Ticket Offer, please visit www.cubs.com/specials.

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