CHICAGO -- Need a baseball fix this winter? Weekend passes for the 25th annual Cubs Convention to be held in January go on sale Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. CT.
Passes will be available for purchase through two methods: Visiting cubs.com or by calling tickets.com at 1-800-THE-CUBS.
The Cubs Convention will be held from Jan. 15-17 at the Hilton Chicago, on 720 South Michigan Ave. Each fan can purchase up to four weekend passes. The convention pass, valid for entry during the entire weekend, costs $60 plus convenience fees.
The convention runs from 3-9 p.m. on Jan. 15; 9 a.m. to midnight on Jan. 16; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 17. Included with each pass is access to all autograph/photo sessions, question and answer sessions, the memorabilia and vendor booths as well as new interactive areas for fans of all ages.
Rooms at the Hilton are still available for the weekend and fans can call (312) 922-4400 for reservations. Fans with room reservations under the Cubs Convention rate can purchase weekend passes for $20 each. There is a limit of four per room.
Proceeds from the Convention benefit Cubs Care, a fund of the McCormick Foundation. The 2009 Cubs Convention raised more than $250,000. To date, the Cubs Convention has raised nearly $4 million for Cubs Care.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.