Cubs Seventh Homestand Events and Promotions: 6/22/15-6/25/15
Comedian Tom Dreesen throws out the first pitch at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Stephen Green)
The Cubs will make a brief return trip home to host the Dodgers from June 22-25.
The Cubs 2015 Special Group Nights kick off Tuesday, June 23, as teachers and their family members are invited to celebrate the start of summer during the fifth annual Teacher Appreciation Night at Wrigley Field. The Cubs are offering $30 tickets in the Terrace Reserved Outfield to teachers and their family members to watch the Cubs take on the Dodgers at 7:05 p.m. Participants will receive a commemorative messenger bag.
The fun continues Wednesday, June 24, as youth baseball and softball teams are invited to catch a game together at the Friendly Confines during this year’s Youth Baseball and Softball Appreciation Night. The Cubs are offering $24 tickets in the Terrace Reserved Outfield for youth baseball and softball teams and their families. Participants will receive a Cubs rope twist necklace. To learn more about the Cubs 2015 Special Group Nights and to purchase tickets, visit cubs.com/specialevents.
In addition, the Cubs will help raise awareness for autism spectrum disorders with a special group promotion June 24. Tickets for this promotion can be purchased online. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased for this promotion will be donated to Autism Speaks.
The Cubs and Cubs Charities continue this year’s “Let’s Give” charitable campaign during the homestand. On Wednesday, June 24, the Cubs leadership team and front office associates will host a signing ceremony for the incoming 2015 Cubs Scholars class and celebrate the college selections of the 2014 graduate class in Wrigley Field’s Audi Club. The Cubs Scholars program, launched in 2013, offers Chicago inner-city high school students financial contributions and a team-sponsored mentorship program designed to promote academic achievement and post-secondary educational advancement.
Also, the Hornitos Hacienda—formerly the Left-Field Well—will make its debut during the homestand as Hornitos becomes the Official Tequila of the Chicago Cubs and naming rights partner of the recently launched left-field group space.
The Hornitos Hacienda features space close to the field in the first two rows above the left-field wall with designated standing room and limited seating for groups of approximately 15-50 fans. This space offers guests the best view in the Budweiser Bleachers to catch all the action and is perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties and special events. The Hornitos Hacienda is available for group reservations by calling 773-404-4242.
As part of the partnership, Hornitos will have a branding presence at Wrigley Field, including signage on the left-field wall and in-game promotion on the left-field video board.
Hornitos Tequila, which has been available in the enhanced Budweiser Bleachers since their reopening in May, will continue to be available for fans in the bleachers. Premium cocktails featuring Hornitos Tequila also will be available at various locations throughout the ballpark.
Tickets remain available for the upcoming homestand at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.
Guests and Entertainment:
On Monday, June 22, University of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly will throw a first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch.
On Tuesday, June 23, former Chicago Bears tight end Tim Wrightman will throw a first pitch.
Comedian and Chicago native Tom Dreesen will throw a first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch Thursday, June 25.
This homestand, the Decade Diner located in the right-field concourse will serve an Asian Pork Burger featuring a pork burger patty glazed with sweet chili sauce and Asian slaw on a toasted Hawaiian bun. The Salmon Burger homestand special features a grilled salmon burger, candied red onions, avocado, arugula and herb aioli.
Homestand Recap, June 22-25:
Monday, June 22 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:05 p.m.
- The newly named Hornitos Hacienda will make its debut
- First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: University of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly
- Broadcast: WGN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Tuesday, June 23 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:05 p.m.
- Special Group Night: Fifth Annual Teacher Appreciation Night
- First pitch: Former Chicago Bears tight end Tim Wrightman
- Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Wednesday, June 24 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:05 p.m.
- Special Group Night: Youth Baseball and Softball Appreciation Night
- Broadcast: CSN, ESPN2, WBBM 780-AM, WRTO 1200-AM Spanish Radio, Cubs.com
Thursday, June 25 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:20 p.m.
- First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Comedian and Chicago native Tom Dreesen
- Broadcast: WLS, MLBN, WBBM 780-AM, WRTO 1200-AM Spanish Radio, Cubs.com