The Chicago Cubs finish the last 10 days of July with as many home games, kicked off today by a three-game historic 1970s homestand versus the San Diego Padres. The Cubs then face division rival St. Louis Cardinals, July 25-27, and then cap their stay at home with a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies, July 28-31. Make sure to head over to Wrigley Field for these three great home series and celebrate the Friendly Confines' 100th birthday.
Fans will as always be treated to some great promotional giveaways during the entire homestand, beginning with a Cubs wine tote given to the first 10,000 adults 21-and-older today. The first 10,000 fans in attendance on Thursday will receive a Cubs T-shirt presented by StubHub. The following day, the first 10,000 fans will get a Jack Brickhouse Bobblehead with an audio chip of Brickhouse calling Ernie Banks' 500th home run, a fantastic gift for any hardcore fan.
The giveaways continue with an Ernie Banks replica statue given to the first 10,000 adults on Saturday; a '70s throwback Cubs magic baseball (first 5,000 kids on Sunday, July 27); then from Monday to Wednesday, fans will receive a Northwestern football magnetic schedule, a Mobile Device Power Bank, and a Cubs T-shirt presented by Benjamin Moore. That's a lot of free stuff, so I'd advise getting to the games early.
As part of the historic 1970s homestand, the Cubs will don special 1978 road uniforms, throwback light blue joints with dark blue pinstripes and the iconic Cub face on the sleeve. The Cards will also wear 1978-inspired uniforms to match.
And the ballpark experience can never be complete without chowing down on some unhealthy but irresistibly delicious food, like the Kraft breaded chicken parmesan sandwich with herb-breaded chicken breast, house-made marinara sauce and melted Kraft provolone cheese served on a toasted hoagie roll. Also try the Kraft Classic tuna melt homestand special, with Levy Restaurants' signature tuna salad on a toasted rye bread and aged Kraft cheddar cheese and sliced tomatoes.
The Decade Dogs stand will be serving the 1970s pulled pork dog, a Vienna beef hot dog topped with pulled pork, BBQ sauce and coleslaw. Don't fret, it's available all season in case you miss a game this weekend.
So come on out to the ballpark and watch the Cubs take on the Padres, Cardinals and Rockies the rest of July. Wrigley Field's birthday is being celebrated all season long, don't miss out on the festivities! Purchase tickets here.
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