The January 12 Peoria stop of the 2012 Cubs Caravan (kind of what it sounds like – a roving tour of Cubs players and personnel in the days leading up to the Cubs Convention) has a lineup, and it includes a number of the Cubs’ top prospects.

Top prospects Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Matt Szczur, and Chris Carpenter will make an appearance at the Peoria Riverplex, together with Cubs players Tony Campana and Casey Coleman. All six, obviously, saw time with the Peoria Chiefs.

The Peoria stop will also feature new Cubs coaches Chris Bosio (pitching coach), Dave McKay (first base coach), and Jamie Quirk (bench coach).

If you’re in the Peoria area and want to check the Caravan out, get your tickets in advance – at the Peoria Chiefs’ offices at O’Brien Field, Bergner’s at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie, Brunk’s Sports Center in Washington, Morton Community Bank, Bartonville Bank and The Sports Corner in Peoria Heights – because they aren’t sold at the door. The tickets are $15, which includes the autographs/photos, beer, soda, hot dogs, chips, and cookies. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Per, “The annual Cubs Caravan is a two-day excursion of Cubs players and coaches to schools, neighborhoods and communities throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The 2011 Cubs Caravan featured two tours of Chicago Cubs players, coaches and front office leadership combining to visit six cities and five elementary schools, two high schools, Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Boys and Girls Club of Rockford, Lincoln Library in Springfield, the USO of Illinois at the Great Lakes Naval Academy and a charity luncheon benefiting Chicago Cubs Charities.”

  • Luke

    Anyone close enough to Peoria to visit this event should give serious thought to picking up tickets to a few Chiefs games while they are in the area. That team should be loaded with talent in 2012.

  • Andrewmoore4isu

    25 minutes away!

  • Ben Peoria Cubs Fan

    At the risk of sounding like the Peoria Visitors Bureau~ Chicago Cubs fans should take advantage of the Peoria Chiefs beautiful O’brien Field several times a year. It is a great place to watch a game at night. The Peoria area has fabulous and cheap golf courses during the day. Just saying we would love to see you.

    • Brett

      You may use any and all opportunities to promote great Cubs minor league baseball, Ben. Were I closer, I’d be all over it. Thanks for the thoughts.

  • Jim

    That cap really needs a better logo.

  • Stash

    I’d love to catch a weekend of games sometime this summer. Any idea on a timeframe when the official rosters are posted? Probably after ST?

    • Brett

      Yeah, the rosters aren’t finalized until pretty close to the start of the season.

  • Denny

    Whoa…. 15 bucks for a ticket plus all the luxuries? What a steal!

  • ferrets_bueller

    Is it bad that the line “together with Cubs players Tony Campana and Casey Coleman” almost made be laugh out loud?

    • Brett

      Unintentional humor is never bad.

  • Christopher Neumann

    We are coming from Ohio. How can we get tickets ahead of time?