The Cubs don’t begin postseason play until Friday, but the Cubs have created a way for you to celebrate the beginning of another hopefully successful postseason run with what they are calling a “pop-up ‘W’ville event” Tuesday afternoon at the Park at Wrigley, the open plaza immediately adjacent to Wrigley Field.
The event runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free, and here are some of the things that’ll be going on.
A giveaway tent will include free #FlyTheW cardboard posters, stickers, temporary tattoos, rally towels from American Airlines and W stencils provided by Benjamin Moore. CBS Radio Chicago will host a number of giveaway opportunities and games as well.
You also can take a swing for a chance at free 2017 Cubs postseason tickets in a fun and fast-paced wiffle ball challenge. With one swing of the bat, you’ll take aim at a large W Flag target in the lawn area. If you hit the ball directly into the cut-out “W,” you’ll receive a pair of free tickets to a 2017 postseason game at Wrigley Field. If you hit the target with a fly ball but don’t make it into the “W,” you’ll receive a W Flag or choice from a selection of other available prizes.
A number of family-friendly games and activities will be available for fans of all ages. Test your arm at an inflatable speed pitch station or take some warm-up swings at an inflatable wiffle ball station. A balloon artist, face painter and glitter temporary tattoo artist will be on hand to entertain children, while a caricature artist will provide W-themed drawings of fans. Also on site: an RBI Baseball gaming station and even control miniature Cubs robots courtesy of the Museum of Science and Industry’s Robot Revolution Exhibit.
The Cubs say there will also be giveaways at the Brickhouse Tavern and Lucky Dorr Patio and Tap located at the Park, where you can watch tonight’s American League Wild Card game beginning at 7 p.m. It’s supposed to be pleasant out this afternoon with temperatures in the low 80s. Enjoy!