First Look: Cubs vs. Padres at Wrigley Field


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First Look: Cubs vs. Padres at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs will play a three-game homestand next week as they take on the San Diego Padres June 19-21. The homestand features a promotional giveaway for each game, including a Cubs Reusable Tote Bag, Championship Parade Confetti Globe and Replica Rizzo Platinum and Gold Glove Trophy.

For this homestand only, the Reynolds Wrap tarp cover along the first base wall will be replaced with a Rizzo Wrap designed tarp in honor of the limited-edition product available for sale at local Jewel-Osco stores.

This homestand, the Chef Series at Wrigley Field presented by Maker’s Mark will continue to bring Chicago’s most iconic chefs to the Friendly Confines. Matthias Merges, acclaimed chef and owner of some of the city’s most eclectic neighborhood restaurants, will bring his perspective on traditional ballpark food while also bringing new, unique menu items to the table. Merges will infuse flavors from his culinary hotspot Yusho and award-winning bar Billy Sunday at the ballpark June 19-21, July 4-6 and July 7-9. The Chef Series is located at Sheffield Counter (formerly the Decade Diner) near Gate D.

For more information on the Wrigley Field Chef Series or other concession items in the ballpark, fans can visit www.cubs.com/food.

Tickets remain available at www.cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Guests and Entertainment:
From the Chicago company of Hamilton, Chicago native Jose Ramos will throw a first pitch Monday, June 19. Ramos plays John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton in the show. Ari Afsar, who plays Eliza Hamilton, will sing the national anthem. Cast members from the Chicago company of Hamilton will lead the stretch.

On behalf of the upcoming KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Olympia Fields, LPGA tour star Cristie Kerr will lead the stretch Tuesday, June 20.

To represent the NHL Draft taking place in Chicago June 23-24, NHL top draft prospects Nolan Patrick, Casey Mittelstadt and Gabriel Vilardi will take the field Wednesday, June 21, for a ceremonial first pitch.

Promotional Items:
Up to the first 20,000 fans at the game Monday, June 19, will receive a Cubs Reusable Tote Bag presented by MLB Network.

On Tuesday, June 20, up to 10,000 early arriving fans will receive a Championship Parade Confetti Globe presented by American Airlines.

On Wednesday, June 21, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Replica Rizzo Platinum and Gold Glove Trophy presented by Reynolds Wrap.

Food and Beverage Offerings:
Matthias Merges, acclaimed chef and owner of Chicago restaurants Yusho and Billy Sunday, continues the new Chef Series at Wrigley Field presented by Maker’s Mark. The following menu items will be served June 19-21, July 4-6 and July 7-9 at the Sheffield Counter (formerly Decade Diner) near Gate D:
- Yusho Fried Chicken: Yusho-style fried boneless chicken thighs served with Picnic Potato Salad and spicy gochujang sauce
- BBQ Shrimp Skewer: Spiced grilled shrimp with Japanese-style fried rice
- The Yusho Hot Dog: Korean frankwurst with kimchi, carrot kraut, grilled shishito peppers and Chinese mustard
- Spicy Asian Pork Rinds: Crispy pork rinds with Yusho hot sauce
- Loaded Fries: Fries topped with Chinese sausage gravy, scallions and pickled hot peppers

In addition to the recently refreshed Sheffield Counter space hosting the Chef Series, fans can visit the new "Chicago Dogs" location near Aisles 122-124 as part of the continuation of the 1060 Project at Wrigley Field.

Hot Doug’s continues its rotating selections from Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. Served this homestand are the Dave Rosello, an Argentinian pork and bacon sausage with chimichurri and smoked Gouda cheese; the Pete LaCock, a ribeye steak sausage with horseradish cream and blue cheese; and the Ray Burris, a spicy Polish sausage with spicy brown mustard, caramelized onions and cheddar cheese.

Cubs Charities and Community Events:
On Monday, June 19, Albert and Krystal will participate in the Intentional Walk event with PAWS Chicago to raise awareness about walking dogs at local shelters. The Almoras, together with a team of Cubs front office volunteers, will visit the PAWS shelter in Lincoln Park to walk dogs.

On Wednesday, June 21, Miguel Montero will host a group of young athletes from Beyond the Ball, a sports-based youth development program, as part of his #WeAreGood kids initiative. Montero is honoring the Beyond the Ball athletes for their sportsmanship and leadership on and off the field.

On Thursday, June 22, the Third Annual Kerry Wood and Friends Battle of the Bats Charity Home Run Derby, presented by the Wood Family Foundation and Cubs Charities, will return to Wrigley Field. Wood and other Cubs alumni will swing for the fences while competing for the ultimate title of Home Run Derby Champion. The annual event is committed to helping local youth in underserved communities succeed in school and in making healthy choices.

Homestand Recap, June 19-21:
Monday, June 19, Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres, 7:05 p.m.
· Promotion: Cubs Reusable Tote Bag presented by MLB Network, up to 20,000 early arriving fans
· First pitch: Actor and Chicago native Jose Ramos from the Chicago company of Hamilton
· National anthem: Actor Ari Afsarfrom the Chicago company of Hamilton
· 7th inning stretch: Cast members from the Chicago company of Hamilton
· Broadcast: CSN Chicago, 670 The Score, NBC Sports app, CSNChicago.com, Cubs.com

Tuesday, June 20, Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres, 7:05 p.m.
· Promotion: Championship Parade Confetti Globe presented by American Airlines, up to 10,000 early arriving fans
· 7th inning stretch: LPGA tour star golfer Cristie Kerr
· Broadcast: CSN Chicago, 670 The Score, NBC Sports app, CSNChicago.com, Cubs.com

Wednesday, June 21, Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres, 1:20 p.m.
· Promotion: Replica Rizzo Platinum & Gold Glove Trophy presented by Reynolds Wrap, up to 10,000 early arriving fans
· First pitch: NHL top draft prospects Nolan Patrick, Casey Mittelstadt and Gabriel Vilardi
· Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

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