CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs will host the inaugural Social Media Night in the Budweiser Bleachers at Wrigley Field, Wednesday, May 16, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Fans will enjoy special perks such as a pregame social media panel at Captain Morgan Club and a set of Cubs “Social Media Series” baseball cards. Many packs include a card personally autographed by a Cubs player on Twitter, such as Kerry Wood (@KerryWood), Ryan Dempster (@RyanDempsterFDN), Paul Maholm (@paul_maholm), David DeJesus (@David_DeJesus3) and Ian Stewart (@IAN_STEWART_9). Fans who purchase Special Event tickets for this event will also receive a gift package containing a T-shirt compliments of Cubs.com, a copy of Vine Line Magazine, a complimentary classic Vienna Beef hot dog voucher from Levy Restaurants and the “Social Media Series” baseball cards. Throughout the game, @Cubs will encourage fans to use the Twitter-specific #CubsSocial hashtag.
The Captain Morgan Club pregame social media panel will feature Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould (@RobbieGould09), Cubs.com beat reporter Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) and Cubs Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Kevin Saghy (@Cubs). The panel will share stories and discuss social media from an athlete, media and club perspective. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will begin at 5:45 p.m. CDT and conclude within an hour.
A second Social Media Night is planned for Monday, September 17, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs will provide an opportunity to throw a ceremonial first pitch before that night’s game through an @Cubs Twitter contest. Official rules and details will be revealed closer to the game.
Tickets to the May 16 Social Media Night game are just $27 before taxes and fees. Guests must purchase dedicated Social Media Night tickets through the Special Events page of Cubs.com at www.cubs.com/specialevents or in person at the Wrigley Field Box Office. Groups may order tickets by calling the Chicago Cubs Ticket Office at 773-404-4242. These specific event tickets will have “Social Media” printed on the ticket. Fans who have already purchased Budweiser Bleacher tickets for the May 16 game may exchange their ticket to participate in Social Media Night by calling the Chicago Cubs Ticket Office at 773-404-4242.
Participants will receive their Social Media Night perks when they redeem their specially-marked tickets at Captain Morgan Club prior to the game.
Questions may be directed to the official Chicago Cubs Twitter feed @Cubs or the Chicago Cubs Ticket Office at 773-404-4242.