Cubs Homestand Guide: Promotions, Events, and Food


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Dennis Wierzicki - USA Today Sports
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CHICAGO – The Miami Marlins will kick off the Cubs third homestand when they make their only visit to Wrigley Field this season May 7-9. The Crosstown Cup Series returns to Wrigley Field when the Cubs host the White Sox May 11-13.

On Sunday, May 13, the Cubs and Advocate Health Care will “Pink Out” the Budweiser Bleachers once again to promote breast cancer prevention awareness while celebrating all survivors. Fans in the Budweiser Bleachers will receive a pink “Save Second Base” T-shirt. Breast cancer survivors will participate in festivities including holding a giant pink ribbon flag in the outfield, ceremonial first pitches, singing the national anthem, meeting Cubs players as they take the field at each position and leading the 7th inning stretch. Players also will wear pink hats, socks and a special ribbon patch on their jerseys for Mother’s Day.

The Cubs will finish the homestand with a one-game visit by the Atlanta Braves Monday, May 14. This makeup game, originally scheduled for April 15, includes Jackie Robinson Day programming. Uniformed players and personnel will wear Jackie Robinson's retired No. 42 on their jerseys for the game.

The homestand includes four Community Nights presented by PEAK in the ballpark: Firefighter Appreciation Night, Teacher Appreciation Night, University of Notre Dame Day and Youth Baseball and Softball Appreciation Day. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.cubs.com/communitynights.

For more ticket information, visit www.cubs.com or call 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Fans also can enter 10/Sixty Tickets, named in honor of Wrigley Field’s famed address: 1060 W. Addison St., for the opportunity to purchase $10 tickets inclusive of taxes and fees. Fans can submit an online registration through MLB’s Ballpark app or by visiting www.cubs.com/10sixtytickets. There is no fee to enter. Fans randomly selected in a drawing will receive an email a minimum of 12 hours before the start of the game with their opportunity to purchase up to four tickets.?

Highlights of the homestand follow.

Food and Beverage Offerings:

Wrigley Field will once again serve foodie spins on ballpark favorites this season. The Cubs and hospitality partner Levy are focusing on freshly prepared, chef-driven menu items including house-smoked short ribs and pork shoulder; house-made pickles, chips, slaws and condiments; and creative twists on classic Chicago flavors. For more information, visit www.cubs.com/food.

Hot Doug’s continues its rotating selections on Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. Served this homestand are the Mike Krukow, a beef & pork Thuringer sausage with beer mustard, caramelized onions and cheddar cheese; the Mark Bellhorn, a Chinese pork sausage with hoisin mustard, fried noodles and scallions; and the Rick Reuschel, a spicy Vienna Beef sausage with jalapeño mustard, pepper jack cheese and crispy fried onions.

Cubs Charities and Community Events:

On Monday, May 7, Kyle Schwarber will host a group of firefighters and their families as part of Firefighter Appreciation Night and Schwarber’s “Neighborhood Heroes,” a campaign designed to recognize first responders and honor their heroism, courage and devotion to duty.

On Wednesday, May 9, Anthony Rizzo, with support from Cubs Charities, will host the Sixth Annual Cook-Off for Cancer. Event proceeds support the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, a nonprofit established to raise money for cancer research and to provide support to children and their families battling the disease.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon will once again support Chicago nonprofit organizations through his “Respect Community” charity T-shirt initiative. After every Friday home game, Maddon will represent a different Chicago nonprofit by wearing the organization’s T-shirt during his postgame press conference. Joe Maddon’s “Respect Community” shirt on Friday, May 11, will represent Chicago Run, which promotes the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging and sustainable youth running programs.

Cubs Charities and Friends of Eckhart Park will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Eckhart Park to celebrate Diamond Project investments of $20,000 in support of field upgrades Saturday, May 12.


Homestand Details, May 7-May 14:

Monday, May 7, Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, 7:05 p.m.

· Promotion: ''KW'' Rooftop Flag presented by Pepsi, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
· First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Actors from NBC’s Chicago Fire Yuri Sardarov, Joe Minoso and Christian Stolte
· Community Night presented by PEAK: Firefighter Appreciation Night
· Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, May 8, Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, 7:05 p.m.

· First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood
· Community Night presented by PEAK: Teacher Appreciation Night
· Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, May 9, Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, 1:20 p.m.

· First pitch: 2017 Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato
· National Anthem: Cast members from the musical The Wizard of Oz
· Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
· Postgame: Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation’s Cook-Off for Cancer

Friday, May 11, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 1:20 p.m.

· Promotion: Willson Contreras Bobblehead presented by TransUnion, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

· First pitch: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Gene Simmons from the band KISS
· National Anthem: Andrew Call from the Chicago company of Hamilton
· Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Saturday, May 12, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 1:20 p.m.

· First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Actor and Chicago native Jeremy Piven
· First pitch: Pop rock band HAIM
· Broadcast: ABC 7, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Sunday, May 13, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 1:20 p.m.

· Promotion: Cubs ''Pink Out'' T-shirt presented by Advocate Health Care, up to the first 5,000 early arriving Budweiser Bleacher fans
· First pitch, Anthem and 7th inning stretch: Guests of Advocate Health Care
· God Bless America: Julianna Zobrist
· Community Night presented by PEAK: University of Notre Dame Day
· Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com
· Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, up to the first 1,000 kids 13 and younger

Monday, May 14, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, 1:20 p.m.

· Cubs Athletic Socks presented by UBER, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans
· Community Night presented by PEAK: Youth Baseball and Softball Appreciation Day
· Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

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