Fans can book Convention rooms starting Wednesday

Fans can book Convention rooms starting Wednesday

CHICAGO -- The 28th annual Cubs Convention will be held on Jan. 18-20 at a new downtown location, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Starting on Wednesday at 9 a.m. CT, Cubs fans can book rooms at the hotel, located at 301 E. North Water Street, by calling 800-233-4100 and asking for the Cubs Convention rate of $179 per night, plus tax. Guests who book a two-night stay will receive a limited-edition authenticated autographed photo of rookies Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson.

Hotel guests may purchase up to four convention passes for a reduced rate of $20 each. Individual convention passes for guests not staying at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers will be sold for $60 per pass at a later date.

The winter event has been held at the Chicago Hilton and Towers for the previous 27 years.

A percentage of the proceeds from the convention benefits Chicago Cubs Charities. To date, the convention has raised nearly $4 million.