Originally posted on Sports Mockery  |  Last updated 4/11/14
Fighting Illini News – The Chicago White Sox will be hosting an Illini Night on July 18th when the White Sox take on the Houston Astros. All Fighting Illini fans are invited to come out to the ballpark to watch the White Sox play. The official start time of the game is 7:10. Purchase Tickets for Illini Night Illini Night Promotions Early Entry The gates to U.S. Cellular Field don’t open until 5:35, but with the special promotion tickets, Fighting Illini fans will be allowed into the stadium at 4:45. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the White Sox take batting practice before the game and avoid the larger crowds of the standard gate opening. Only the first 1,500 fans to purchase the special tickets will receive the batting practice voucher. White Sox – Illini Hat In addition to the batting practice voucher, when purchasing tickets through the promotion, Illini fans will also receive a voucher for a special White Sox – Illini hat. The special edition hats are orange and blue and contain the logos of both teams. Discounted Tickets If batting practice and a limited edition hat aren’t enough incentive to cause fans to purchase the tickets, than discounted tickets should seal the deal. Tickets bought using the promo code ¨ILLINI¨ are going to be $5 to $10 cheaper than a regular game. (Price reduction depends on seat location.) Fireworks Last, but not least, fans are invited to stay after the game for a ¨spectacular¨ fireworks show. It’s the perfect way to end a family night at the ball park surrounded by fellow Fighting Illini fans. Fighting Illini-White Sox Partnership The two teams began a partnership in February of 2012. University of Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas has been working to build the presence of the Fighting Illini in Chicago. Both the basketball and football teams played a game in Chicago during the 2013-2014 athletic season. The partnership benefits fans of both teams, as promotions become available to games from each team. Remember to buy your tickets fast, as only the first 1,500 tickets sold will have the two vouchers. ———————— Sources: FightingIllini.com, MLB.com Photo: MLB Author informationAlex ErwinStudent at Freeburg High School, home of the Midgets. I'm a devoted Fighting Illini basketball fan. When I'm not watching college basketball games I enjoy running, bowling, and pretending that I'm good at basketball during pick-up games.TwitterFacebookGoogle+The post Fighting Illini Night at U.S. Cellular Field appeared first on Sports Mockery.
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