White Sox vs. Cubs Spring Training Game


Monday, March 27


Are you ready to root, root, root for the home team?

Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jack, and join your fellow Huskies at Sloan Park on Monday, March 27, for a Spring Training game between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox.

Festivities will be held on the First Base Party Deck at Sloan Park, which is exclusively reserved for NIU alumni and friends. The party deck area is covered to provide shade for fans and offers an unobstructed view of the field.

The cost of this event is $130 per person ($80 for children who are 12 and younger). The price includes a game ticket, a full lunch buffet and one drink ticket redeemable for beer, wine and/or non-alcoholic beverages. 

The First Base Party Deck opens at 12:05 p.m., and the first pitch will be at 1:05 p.m. The lunch buffet will remain open until 2:30 p.m., and the bar will close at the end of the seventh inning. All guests will receive a limited edition NIU hat (one per guest).

Questions? Contact Dana King, '05, at dking1@niu.edu or 815-753-5421.


Event Information

Cost: $130 ($80 for children 12 and under)

Monday, March 27
12:05 p.m. - First Base Party Deck opens
1:05 p.m. - First pitch




12:05PM Mon 27 Mar 2023, Mountain timezone


Sloan Park
2330 W. Rio Salado
Mesa, AZ

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