The Chicago White Sox started their regular season with a strong performance in Detroit, winning two of three games against the Tigers, but are now eager to start their schedule at home on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners.
The White Sox, defending American League Central champions, hope to go even further in the playoffs this year, and the road to that goal really begins when they return to the South Side this week.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
What time does the game start?
The first pitch is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. Anyone who can’t make it to the game can catch all the action on NBC Sports Chicago and the MyTeams app.
What will the weather be?
While there’s a chance for an isolated downpour or thunderstorm during the day, the main threat of rain won’t come until later in the evening, meaning Sox fans should hopefully be able to enjoy the weather. an uninterrupted game.
When it comes to temperatures, highs are expected to hit the mid-60s, which will provide an enjoyable viewing experience for fans at the ballpark.
Are there still paper tickets for matches?
The guaranteed rate field moved exclusively to mobile tickets, with fans allowed to use the MLB Ballpark or Ticketmaster apps. Fans who purchase tickets from resale sites can also use these apps.
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When do the car parks open?
Parking lots around the guaranteed-rate field will open two hours before the first pitch throughout the regular season.
Fans who purchase parking in advance for $25 can park in Lots A, B, C and G. Fans who need to purchase parking on game day can do so for $27 in Lots F and L.
Fans who want to tailgating can purchase spaces in Lot E, with that lot opening earlier than the stadium’s other car parks.
Fans planning to arrive closer to game time for the home opener are encouraged to park at the remote field near McCormick Place as the fields are expected to fill up quickly. A free shuttle will be available to transport fans to and from this pitch.
Is public transport available?
The White Sox encourage fans to use public transportation to get to the ballpark. The Metra’s Rock Island line provides service near the ballpark, while the CTA’s Red Line (Sox-35and) and Green Line (35and Street) both have stops near the stadium.
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When do the gates to the ballpark open?
For the home opener, the gates to the guaranteed rate field will open at 1:10 p.m., two hours before the first pitch. For the remainder of the regular season, doors will open 90 minutes prior to game time.
What size bags can I bring?
Bags are not allowed. Pouches smaller than 9″ x 5″ x 2″ are permitted, as well as diaper bags when an infant is present.
Is the guaranteed rate field still a cashless facility?
Cash is not accepted by vendors or at concession stands and retail stores within the ballpark. Fans can use credit or debit cards at these facilities, or can redeem cash for White Sox gift cards at the Chicago Sports Depot, located on the north side of 35and Street adjacent to the baseball stadium.
Food can also be pre-ordered on the MLB Ballpark app.
What new foods are available?
There are a host of new food items available at the field at guaranteed rates this season, including Rainbow Cone, the iconic chain that will bring its sliced ice cream to the ballpark.
New beers from BuckleDown Brewing, Sketchbook Brewing and Spiteful Brewing will also be available, as will Froman’s Cheddar Pierogis.
You can find more information about these delicious treats on the NBC Chicago app.