Cubs Final Homestand Events and Promotions: 9/15/16-9/25/16

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The Chicago Cubs will host the final homestand of the 2016 regular season as they play the Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals Sept. 15-25 at Wrigley Field.

Beginning tomorrow, fans can visit the new Cubs Team Store inside Wrigley Field on the mezzanine level above Gate F. The nearly 3,000 square-foot space offers a wide selection of official team merchandise and apparel. Ticketed guests can enter the location near Aisle 24 on the main concourse.

Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg returns to Wrigley Field Friday, Sept. 16, as the Ryder Cup Ambassador for the first ever U.S. Ryder Cup Trophy Tour. The Ryder Cup Trophy will be on the field before the Cubs vs. Brewers game, and Sandberg will lead the afternoon’s seventh-inning stretch wearing a full Ryder Cup uniform. The stop is part of a month-long, 5,000-mile nationwide trek as part of the “We Are 13” fan-engagement initiative to connect, energize and educate fans on the Ryder Cup.

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, @Cubs will host the team’s annual Social Media Night at Wrigley Field. Guests who registered in advance will participate in a pregame trivia contest to win a variety of prizes, including a ceremonial first pitch before that evening’s game. Each guest at the pregame event will receive a Social Media Night T-shirt. Registration is now closed after being made available to fans online on a first-come, first-served basis. Throughout the game, the club’s social media accounts will host giveaways for fans both at the ballpark and following at home. Fans also can tune in to CSN Chicago for an interactive #CubsSocial broadcast.

Ticket availability for this homestand is limited. Fans can purchase tickets at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions
Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the game Friday, Sept. 16, will receive a Kyle Schwarber “Home Run” Bobblehead presented by Comcast SportsNet.

To celebrate Tradesman Appreciation Day at Wrigley Field, Ideal Industries Inc. is presenting a Cubs Stainless Steel Drink Bottle for up to the first 10,000 fans Saturday, Sept. 17.

Up to the first 10,000 fans Sunday, Sept. 18, will receive a Cubs Picnic Blanket presented by Jewel-Osco. Up to the first 1,000 kids age 13-and-under can run the bases postgame.

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Cubs Athletic Shirt presented by Xfinity.

Up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Cubs Night Light presented by Think Energy Friday, Sept. 23.

Guests and Entertainment
On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Jesse White Tumblers will perform an acrobatic routine pregame, followed by a ceremonial first pitch by Christopher Hayes, host of All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC. Cubs Charities Bricks & Ivy Ball auction winner Larry Bell will lead the seventh-inning stretch.

On Friday, Sept. 16, members of the band ZZ Top will throw a first pitch, as well as Chicago-native Villanova Basketball guard Jalen Brunson. Hall of Famer and Ryder Cup Ambassador Ryne Sandberg will sing the stretch.

Former Cubs catcher Randy Hundley will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Saturday, Sept. 17.

Cast members from Hamilton on Broadway will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Sunday, Sept. 18.

Actress, comedian and Chicago native Bonnie Hunt will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Monday, Sept. 19. Brendan Bayliss from the band Umphrey’s McGee will perform the national anthem.

U.S. Olympic swimmer and Chicago native Kevin Cordes will throw a first pitch Tuesday, Sept. 20, while Chicago-native comedian Tom Dreesen leads the stretch.

Joey Belladonna from the band Anthrax will perform the national anthem Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Chicago-native chef Stephanie Izard will throw a first pitch Friday, Sept. 23.

Chicago-native rapper Lupe Fiasco will throw a first pitch Saturday, Sept. 24, while former Cubs pitcher Lee Smith will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch.

For Wrigley Field’s regular season home finale Sunday, Sept. 25, Wayne and Kathleen Messmer will perform the national anthem, and the Wrigley Field Grounds Crew will continue their longstanding tradition of leading the regular season’s final seventh-inning stretch.

Food Specials
Hot Doug’s continues its rotating sausage selections at Platform 14 in the Budweiser Bleachers. The Jim Bullinger is a jalapeño-cheddar beef sausage topped with jalapeño mustard, pico de gallo and shredded pepper jack cheese. The Brooks Kieschnick is a spicy Thai chicken sausage topped with spicy mayo and toasted coconut. The Try Not to Suck, named after manager Joe Maddon’s signature phrase by an auction winner at the Cubs Charities Bricks & Ivy Ball, is a cheddar-stuffed bratwurst topped with Goose Island beer mustard, crispy fried onions and smoked gouda cheese.

Budweiser Bleacher guests can enjoy Brunch at the Ballpark presented by Tito’s Vodka Sunday, Sept. 18. Fans can order a Tito’s Bloody Mary made with America’s original craft vodka at the concession stands in the Right Field Porch. Those looking for a perfect food pairing can visit Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers, for a specialty Hot Doug’s breakfast sausage. This homestand will feature the Joe Borowski, a bacon sausage topped with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and chopped bacon.

Wrigley Field’s Decade Diner continues its rotating homestand specials as well. The “Rizzo Way” Buona Italian Beef Sandwich is topped with mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese and red sauce served with a side of french fries. Gilbert’s Beef and Cheddar Sausage is a smoked beef sausage with cheddar cheese, topped with mac and cheese, bacon, caramelized onions and barbecue sauce served on a sausage roll with a side of french fries.

“Let’s Give” Cubs Charities Events
On Friday, Sept. 16, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” postgame press conference charity T-shirt initiative by representing BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development) Chicago. BUILD’s mission is to engage at-risk youth in the schools and on the streets, so they can realize their educational and career potential and contribute to the stability, safety and well-being of our communities.

The Cubs will host a Hispanic Heritage Reception at Wrigley Field Monday, Sept. 19. First baseman Anthony Rizzo will be recognized as the Cubs’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which is awarded by Major League Baseball to the player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. Hector M. Perez, senior club director of the Union League Boys & Girls Club, will be recognized as the Roberto Clemente Day SEAT 21 honoree from the Chicago community.

Homestand Recap, Sept. 15-25
Thursday, Sept. 15, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m.

  • Pregame: Jesse White Tumblers acrobatic routine
  • First pitch: Christopher Hayes, host of All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC
  • National anthem: Heather Horton
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Cubs Charities Bricks & Ivy Ball auction winner Larry Bell
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Friday, Sept. 16, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Kyle Schwarber “Home Run” Bobblehead presented by Comcast SportsNet, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitches: ZZ Top band members; Chicago-native Villanova Basketball guard Jalen Brunson
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Hall of Famer and Ryder Cup Ambassador Ryne Sandberg
  • Broadcast: CSN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, Sept. 17, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 3:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Stainless Steel Drink Bottle presented by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs catcher Randy Hundley
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, Sept. 18, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Picnic Blanket presented by Jewel-Osco, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch and seventh-nning stretch: Cast members from Hamilton on Broadway
  • National anthem: Michael McDermott
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
  • Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, up to the first 1,000 kids age 13-and-under

Monday, Sept. 19, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Actress, comedian and Chicago native Bonnie Hunt
  • National anthem: Brendan Bayliss from Umphrey’s McGee
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, Sept. 20, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Athletic Shirt presented by Xfinity, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: US Olympic swimmer and Chicago native Kevin Cordes
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Comedian and Chicago native Tom Dreesen
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, Sept. 21, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • National anthem: Joey Belladonna from Anthrax
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Friday, Sept. 23, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Night Light presented by Think Energy, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Chicago-native chef Stephanie Izard
  • National anthem: John Vincent
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, ESPN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, Sept. 24, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 12:05 p.m.

  • First pitch: Chicago-native rapper Lupe Fiasco
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs pitcher Lee Smith
  • National anthem: Jacky Dustin
  • Broadcast: FOX, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, Sept. 25, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:08 p.m.

  • National anthem: Wayne and Kathleen Messmer
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Wrigley Field Grounds Crew
  • Broadcast: ESPN, 670 The Score, ESPN Radio, Cubs.com

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