Soxfest 2012 hotel packages still available

CHICAGO – Two-night SoxFest hotel packages at the Palmer House Hilton for SoxFest 2012, along with weekend passes to the event, still are available for purchase at 

Anyone who purchases, or has purchased, a two-night stay at SoxFest will be entered into a drawing where one lucky winner will have the chance to throw a ceremonial first pitch before a White Sox home game.  The special SoxFest hotel rate is $316 (which includes tax) for a two-night stay. 

Only fans who purchase a two-night stay are eligible to also purchase weekend passes ($75/pass) and hotel guests purchasing a weekend pass will receive an exclusive, limited-edition SoxFest Joe Crede bobblehead doll – one per weekend pass purchased.  Friday night of SoxFest will be open only to SoxFest hotel guests with weekend passes.

Fans now also have the opportunity to book just one night at the Palmer House Hilton.  The special SoxFest one-night rate is $181 (which includes tax) for either Friday night or Saturday night.  Those interested in booking one night at the Palmer House during SoxFest should call (312) 674-1000.

Along with a one-night reservation, fans may purchase either a two-day pass (good for admission on both Saturday and Sunday) for $70 or a Sunday-only pass for $35. Those who book a hotel room for just Friday night will not have access to SoxFest that evening, as it remains reserved for only hotel guests with weekend passes. 

White Sox players scheduled to attend SoxFest 2012 include: Gordon Beckham, Jesse Crain, John Danks, Adam Dunn, Tyler Flowers, Gavin Floyd, Philip Humber, Paul Konerko, Brent Lillibridge, Brent Morel, Jake Peavy, A.J. Pierzynski, Alexei Ramirez, Chris Sale, Matt Thornton and Dayan Viciedo, and new White Sox manager Robin Ventura.

Members of the 2005 World Series Champion White Sox scheduled to attend include: Neal Cotts, Joe Crede, Pablo Ozuna, Cliff Politte, Frank Thomas and Chris Widger.

SoxFest 2012 is presented by Miller Lite and Pepsi and will be held Friday, January 27, Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29, 2012.  SoxFest dates and times are:  Friday, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For more information, fans should visit or contact the SoxFest hotline at (312) 609-1915.