First Look: Cubs homestand with Giants, Nationals


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Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports
Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field to host the San Francisco Giants August 20-22 and the Washington Nationals August 23-25.

Starting Monday, August 19, and continuing through MLB Players’ Weekend August 23-25, the Cubs will celebrate “Players’ Week” by providing fans with new off-the-field video content that provides an in-depth look into players’ interests from their favorite music choices to the meaning behind their tattoos. Fans can get a sneak peek of the new “Players’ Week” content by viewing this teaser video and can tune in to www.youtube.com/cubs for full videos starting August 19. Players also will wear monochromatic black and white uniforms featuring their nicknames on the back of their jerseys during Players’ Weekend.

The "14 Days of Wrigley Field Fantics" summer promotion continues this homestand with "only-at-Wrigley Field-would-this-happen" experiences and giveaways, including playing catch on the field pregame with a Cubs player and preparing the field before a game with the Wrigley Field grounds crew. Last homestand fans had the opportunity to select an inning-break song with Gary Pressy, share a ballpark snack with Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg and receive a Javier Báez signed baseball. There are plenty of unforgettable moments for fans to experience at the Friendly Confines this August. Fans can learn more and secure their tickets at www.cubs.com/fantics.

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.

Kyle Schwarber will host his Third Annual Block Party Friday, August 23, at Rockwell on the River. Net proceeds from the event will benefit Schwarber’s Neighborhood Heroes campaign, which provides resources to improve the quality of life for first responders and essential tools to better serve their communities. The event will feature delicious food, cocktails, live music, lawn games and an exclusive live and silent auction. Guests attending the event also will have the opportunity to interact with Cubs players and first responders. Limited tickets are available at www.cubs.com/blockparty.

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 fifth installment of this season’s Chef Series presented by Maker’s Mark features Matthias Merges from award-winning cocktail bar Billy Sunday and Wrigleyville hotspots Mordecai and Lucky Dorr Patio & Tap. Fans can enjoy the following menu at the Sheffield Corner near the Wintrust Right Field Gate:

Beer-Battered Wisconsin Cheese Curds – with pickles and Calabrian chili aioli

Mordecai Bleacher Burger – two quarter-pound Slagel beef patties with Deer Creek cheddar, Bibb lettuce, beefsteak tomatoes, house-made pickles, Mordecai secret sauce on a toasted sesame brioche bun

Loaded Steak Frites – french fries with roasted garlic aioli, grilled beef tenderloin, herb butter and parsley

Lucky Dorr Charred Colossal Dog – Cubbie Gummy beer-battered onions with spicy mustard on a pretzel bun

Whiskey sour with peach bitters

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 Chateau Cy-Mo, a Cajun andouille sausage with Cajun mustard, caramelized onions and Swiss cheese; the Ken Rudolph, a Jamaican jerk pork sausage with cumin Dijonnaise, smoked gouda cheese and fried plantain chips; and the Rick Reuschel, a spicy Vienna Beef sausage with jalapeño mustard, pepper jack cheese and crispy fried onions.

Starting this homestand Cubs partner, Giordano’s, will rename its pepperoni pizza after Cubs pitcher José Quintana. Fans can enjoy “Quintana’s Pepperoni Pizza” at Giordano’s pizza stands in sections 103 and 129 when Quintana is the starting pitcher.

Homestand Details August 20-25:

Tuesday, August 20, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:05 p.m.

Promotion: Cubs Canvas Tote Bag presented by Marriott Bonvoy, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

Pregame: On Deck Luncheon at Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern with Nicholas Castellanos and Derek Holland

Pregame: Kyle Schwarber will host a group from Merging Vets and Players (MVP)

Special Ticket Offer: Diabetes Awareness

Special Ticket Offer: University of Illinois at Chicago

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

Wednesday, August 21, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:05 p.m.

Promotion: Anthony Rizzo T-shirt presented by Buona Beef, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

Special Ticket Offer: Big Ten

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

Thursday, August 22, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:20 p.m.

Promotion: Cubs Ice “Cub-e” Tray presented by Jim Beam, up to the first 10,000 early arriving adults, age 21 and older

Pregame: Cubs Charities and Blessings in a Backpack will host a volunteer event at Gallagher Way with more than 100 Cubs associates

Special Ticket Offer: Golf

First pitch: Artist, YouTube personality and Chicago native Alexys Fleming “Madeyewlook”

First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Former University of Notre Dame men’s basketball head coach Digger Phelps

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

Friday, August 23, Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals, 1:20 p.m.

Promotion: Cubs Cap Artist Series presented by Budweiser, up to the first 5,000 early arriving Budweiser Bleacher adults, age 21 and older

First pitch: Elise Swopes, artist from the Cubs Cap Artist Series

Broadcast: ABC7, Facebook Live presented by Gallagher, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Postgame: As a part of his Respect Community T-shirt initiative, Joe Maddon will represent Schwarber's Neighborhood Heroes campaign, which provides resources to improve the quality of life for first responders and essential tools to better serve their communities

Postgame: Kyle Schwarber’s Third Annual Block Party at Rockwell on the River benefiting his Neighborhood Heroes campaign

Saturday, August 24, Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals, 1:20 p.m.

First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Chicago Blackhawks players Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome

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

Sunday, August 25, Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals, 1:20 p.m.

Promotion: Cubs ''Color Your Own'' Bag presented by Mastercard, up to the first 5,000 early arriving children 13 and younger

Broadcast: WGN, TBS, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

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

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