Chicago Sports Depot set to open on November 19

The Chicago White Sox and Delaware North Companies Sportservice will open a new merchandise store, the Chicago Sports Depot, on Saturday, November 19.

Located at Gate 5 of U.S. Cellular Field on the north side of 35th Street and with nearly 12,000 square feet of sales space, the Chicago Sports Depot offers shoppers an experience unlike any store in the region. Not only will the Chicago Sports Depot provide fans with access to the best selection of White Sox merchandise, but the store also will feature Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, Fire and collegiate merchandise as well.

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the Chicago Sports Depot features 77 video monitors and four video walls, ensuring fans do not miss a single play of any game during their shopping experience. The signature element of the new store will be a digital staircase, which will showcase sports-related images as customers move to and from the second level.

Conveniently located on 35th Street, just off the Dan Ryan Expressway, the Chicago Sports Depot offers free parking and is open year-round. The hours of operation are: Monday through Friday, Noon - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

"The Chicago Sports Depot will undoubtedly be the premier sports merchandise store in the city," said Joey Nigro, Sportservice general manager at U.S. Cellular Field. "It will provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience and serve as a one-stop shop for all Chicago sports fans."

To celebrate the Chicago Sports Depot's grand opening, the store will be open an additional two hours (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) and all shoppers will receive a 25 percent discount during the store's first three hours of operation on Saturday, November 19. Shoppers also will have the chance to meet Southpaw, the White Sox mascot, as well as former White Sox players who will be on hand.

Fans also can now enter a sweepstakes in which one lucky winner will receive a $5,000 shopping spree at the Chicago Sports Depot. Fans can enter the sweepstakes for the shopping spree by simply filling out an entry form at the store once it is open to the public or by hand-printing their full name, address, city, state and zip code, day and evening telephone numbers (including area code), date of birth and email address (optional) on a 3"x 5" postcard and mailing it in an envelope with proper postage addressed to: Delaware North Companies Sportservice, 333 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616, Attn: Shopping Spree Entry. Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 9, 2011 and received by Dec. 14, 2011 to be eligible for the sweepstakes. The winner of the contest will be selected by random drawing on or about December 19.