The Cubs today announced their annual "Road To Wrigley" game, this time featuring the Midwest League's Peoria Chiefs, as it did two years ago.
More details after the jump.
The Chicago Cubs today announced the third annual "Road to Wrigley" minor league baseball game at Wrigley Field, to be played Wednesday, July 7 at 7:05 p.m. CST between the Peoria Chiefs and Kane County Cougars. PNC Bank, which has acquired National City, will continue the bank’s sponsorship of the game.
Road to Wrigley presented by PNC will include family-friendly priced tickets, an array of activities for children of all ages and a fun atmosphere filled with traditional minor league attractions. Fans will be entertained between innings by the mascots of both teams and The Famous Chicken, who was rated America’s favorite mascot by Forbes in 2010. Kids 14-years-and-younger will also be able to run the bases at Wrigley Field after the game ends.
This year’s matchup marks a rematch between the game’s two inaugural teams. On July 29, 2008, the first Road to Wrigley game drew 32,103 fans to Wrigley Field for an official Single-A Midwest League contest between the Chiefs and Cougars.
The press release also says you can buy tickets at cubs.com, but there doesn't seem to be a link there -- yet. Going to the Chiefs website, if you click on the July schedule page, it says the game will be at Wrigley Field, but then clicking on the ticket link for that date brings you to a page where it says tickets for the July 7 game are on sale "7/8/2010 11:03:00 AM EST".
Obviously, that isn't right -- keep checking back for more info if you want to go to this game. The last two Road to Wrigley games were fun, provided some good baseball and looks at Cubs minor leaguers, and you could buy a bleacher ticket for $10.