The Chicago White Sox have announced an initial list of team members scheduled to appear at the Hilton Chicago for SoxFest 2017 - sponsored by Beggars Pizza, CSN, Guaranteed Rate and WGN-TV.
White Sox current team members Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Melky Cabrera, Todd Frazier, Miguel Gonzalez, Jose Quintana, Carlos Rodon and Tyler Saladino; prospects Zack Burdi, Zack Collins, Tyler Danish, Carson Fulmer, Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, Yoan Moncada and Charlie Tilson; White Sox Manager Rick Renteria, Pitching Coach Don Cooper, Bullpen Coach Curt Hasler and Hitting Coach Todd Steverson; White Sox greats Harold Baines, Carlton Fisk, Bo Jackson, Eric Soderholm, Frank Thomas and Willie Harris; and Special Assistant to the General Manager Jim Thome, Director of Player Development Chris Getz and Director of Scouting Nick Hostetler as well as additional members of the baseball operations staff are scheduled to attend. Additional current and former team members scheduled to attend will be announced closer to SoxFest.
SoxFest 2017 will be held at the Hilton Chicago on Friday, January 27, through Sunday, January 29, 2017. The 25th annual fan convention invites fans to meet their favorite White Sox players and past greats. Last year's event included current and former White Sox players signing more than 16,000 autographs and posing for nearly 3,500 photos with fans. In addition to seminars and autograph sessions, both current and former team members played games against fans in the interactive space, surprised fans with unique experiences and more.
Two-night SoxFest hotel packages include exclusive access to Friday night events and a limited edition SoxFest 2017 Jim Thome bobblehead. Hotel packages available at whitesox.com/SoxFest are the only way to buy three-day weekend passes. SoxFest hotel reservations at the Hilton Chicago are $310 for a two-night stay (price does not include applicable taxes, fees and costs for weekend passes). Fans who book hotel packages are eligible to also purchase up to four SoxFest weekend passes. Weekend passes will be available for $40 for each adult and for $10 for each kid (ages 4 to 13).
Fans should note that Carlton Fisk and Bo Jackson are only eligible to sign White Sox-provided photos at SoxFest due to personal contractual obligations.
A limited number of individual passes to SoxFest will be on sale at a later date.
For more information, fans should visit whitesox.com/SoxFest or email firstname.lastname@example.org.