Jon Durr - USA Today Sports
Jon Durr - USA Today Sports

First Look: Cubs homestand against Brewers, Mariners


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CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs kick off Labor Day weekend with a five-game homestand at Wrigley Field with a series against division rivals the Milwaukee Brewers August 30-September 1 and an Interleague matchup against the Seattle Mariners September 2-3.

On Sunday, September 1, the Chicago Cubs will celebrate Lee Smith Day, exactly 39 years after his Major League debut, in honor of his recent induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Cubs will host an on-field pregame ceremony scheduled to begin around 12:40 p.m. CDT featuring remarks from Lee Smith, Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts, Cubs alumni and Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper. The Cubs will honor Smith by flying a flag above Wrigley Field featuring Smith’s last name and “180” for the remainder of the season to commemorate his 180 saves as a Cub and will unveil a new art installation dedicated to Smith, which will be located in the main concourse near the Marquee Gate for fans to enjoy. Smith also will throw a first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch with his family. Smith’s Hall of Fame plaque will be on display at Wrigley Field for fans to view until the seventh inning.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 team, the Chicago Cubs debuted an interactive web documentary titled “1969 Cubs” that interlaces the story of what Hall of Famer Billy Williams referred to as the “most talked about team that ever finished second” with key historical moments from the moon landing to Woodstock and more. Through historical articles, archived footage and captivating documentary-style videos that include never-before-seen interviews with beloved Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Ron Santo, “1969 Cubs” delivers a truly immersive storytelling experience, conveyed through hand-drawn mobile animations, for fans of the team and U.S. history. Fans can experience it at www.1969ChicagoCubs.com.

Cubs fans can continue to win big while giving back to the Chicago community through the Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle program. There are two ways fans can purchase tickets for the Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle – inside the ballpark and online. Fans have the opportunity to purchase Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle tickets online starting at 11 a.m. CDT before the start of each Cubs home game by visiting www.cubs.com/raffle. The winning ticket will receive half of the net proceeds from the game's raffle ticket sales and the other half will benefit Cubs Charities. In accordance with state and local law, online Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle tickets will only be available for purchase in the Chicago city limits. For more information, visit www.cubs.com/raffle.

This homestand fans can continue to enjoy the Marquee Sports Network Studio Experience located at Gallagher Way. Cubs fans can jump behind the anchor desk to produce their own highlight reel and receive a downloadable copy to share on social media using the hashtag #SeeMeOnMarquee.

Food and Beverage Offerings:

The Chicago Cubs and hospitality partner Levy continue their crowd-pleasing Chef Series presented by Maker’s Mark this homestand with an expanded lineup of local celebrity chefs. Fans can expect a dynamic menu of offerings inspired by the chefs’ signature items and their take on ballpark favorites. For the full list of participating chefs, visit www.cubs.com/chefseries.

The 2018 James Beard best chef Great Lakes category and partner of 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient Fat Rice, respectively, will serve their inspired Macanese cuisine this homestand. Owners, Abe Conlon and Adrienne Lo, will serve their take on ballpark classics with an inspired Macanese cuisine. Fans can enjoy the following menu at the Sheffield Corner near the Wintrust Right Field Gate:

Bacon Cheeseburger Fried Rice – with Tillamook cheddar shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, egg, Kewpie mayonnaise and special sauce

Bone-Out Pork Chop Sandwich – with grilled onions and spicy mustard

Chili Sambal Waffle Fries – with vegetable achar, toasted peanuts, onion, cilantro, scallions and lime

Macau Rice Crisp – with pork floss, nori and sesame

The Cubs and Levy continue to bring locally sourced, chef-driven menu items to Wrigley Field, including pork tenders, beer can chicken sandwich, short rib disco fries, Wrigley house chips and more. For more information, visit www.cubs.com/food.

Hot Doug's returns with its rotating selections on Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. Served this homestand are the Bill Bonham, an atomic pork sausage with cherry marmalade and smoked Gouda cheese; the Pete LaCock, a rib-eye steak sausage with horseradish cream and blue cheese; and the

Gene Clines, a spicy Vienna Beef Polish sausage with sweet and spicy mustard, caramelized onions and cheddar cheese.

Homestand Details August 30-September 3:

Friday, August 30, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m.

Promotion: Cubs Three-Quarter Length Sleeve T-shirt presented by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

Special Ticket Offer: '90s Day

First pitch: Award-winning chefs Abe Conlon and Adrienne Lo from Fat Rice

Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Postgame: As a part of his Respect Community T-shirt initiative, Joe Maddon will represent Lakeview Pantry which works to eliminate hunger and poverty in the community

Saturday, August 31, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m.

First pitch: Fergie Jenkins, Vicki Santo and guests of the Ron & Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation

7th inning stretch: Cubs Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins

Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, September 1, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m.

Pregame: On-field ceremony honoring Lee Smith’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Promotion: Cubs Lunch Bag presented by Garrett Popcorn Shops, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Cubs Hall of Famer Lee Smith

Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Postgame: Kids Run The Bases, first 1,000 kids 13 and younger

Monday, September 2, Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle Mariners, 1:20 p.m.

Pregame: Kyle Schwarber will host the families of fallen Chicago police officers Samuel Jimenez and Eduardo Marmolejo

First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Former Chicago Bears player Zach Miller

Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Tuesday, September 3, Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle Mariners, 7:05 p.m.

The Chicago Cubs will host Deaf Awareness ticket offer

Special Ticket Offer: Chicago Theatre

First pitch: Lead play-by-play voice for NBC Sports Group’s Premier League Arlo White

Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

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