Talk about something that has been blown up the last couple years for a variety of reasons. Cancelled games. No fans in the stands. Massive midseason sell-offs.
OK, but we’re back to normal-ish? So the Chicago Cubs are now able to announce, in advance of a season, their promotional schedule for the year ahead. Ozark Day, eh? I guess be careful on April 24? Or at least bring some money to launder. Oh, and you should definitely read too much into the bobblehead slate …
Bobbleheads, #BudFridays and more!
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 22, 2022
Here’s the full release from the Cubs:
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today released the schedule for promotional items, theme nights and Special Ticket Offers for the 2022 regular season which includes five bobbleheads on select Saturdays in May, August and September, the return of #BudFridays and seven theme nights such as WWE Day, Shark Week Night and the ever-popular Sesame Street Day.
Fans can get their hands on five new bobbleheads this year on select Saturdays during the regular season after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Cubs manager David Ross kicks off the bobblehead series Saturday, May 7, and fan-favorite Marcus Stroman concludes the series in mid-September. Bobbleheads will be given to the first 10,000 fans who enter Wrigley Field. The bobblehead schedule is as follows:
Saturday, May 7: David Ross bobblehead presented by Pepsi/Navy Pier
Saturday, May 21: Patrick Wisdom bobblehead presented by Wintrust
Saturday, August 6: Nick Madrigal bobblehead presented by Wendella
Saturday, September 10: Nico Hoerner bobblehead presented by Reynolds/Hefty
Saturday, September 17: Marcus Stroman bobblehead presented by Garrett Popcorn Shops
New this year, fans also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win an additional prize through a QR code located on the bobblehead box. QR codes will be included on all bobbleheads except for the David Ross bobblehead and the additional prize will be communicated to fans ahead of each game.
#BudFridays are back with six “best of” bleacher giveaways including an assortment of hats, shirts and a fanny pack, all of which feature a retro neon thematic. The first 5,000 fans who enter through the Budweiser Bleacher Gate and are 21 years of age or older are eligible to receive these promotional items.
Fans also can enjoy 12 different gate giveaways this regular season such as a Knit Glove Koozie presented by Jim Beam, 1984 Replica Jersey presented by Benjamin Moore, Shoulder Cooler presented by Pepsi, Clear Travel Bag presented by American Airlines and more. The first 10,000 fans are eligible to receive these gate giveaways.
Theme Nights are returning to Wrigley Field starting with Ozark Day Sunday, April 24, and concluding with the fan-favorite Sesame Street Day Sunday, September 18. Ahead of each theme night, the Cubs will release additional details regarding what fans can expect as well as associated promotional items.
The full schedule for theme nights is as follows:
Sunday, April 24: Ozark Day
Monday, May 30: WWE Day
Sunday, June 19: Stranger Things® Day
Tuesday, June 28: Shark Week Night
Monday, August 8: Star Wars Night
Friday, August 19: Top Gun Day
Sunday, September 18: Sesame Street Day
SPECIAL TICKET OFFERS
Monday, April 18, is Jackie Robinson Night at Wrigley Field and also the official kickoff of over 30 Special Ticket Offers fans can secure tickets for this season, ranging from college nights to Teacher Appreciation Night, Health Care Appreciation Night, Hispanic Heritage Day, HBCU Day and more. Each Special Ticket Offer includes a ticket to the selected game and a promotional item specific to that Special Ticket Offer or a donation to charity.
For more information on promotional items, theme nights or Special Ticket Offers, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.cubs.com/promotions. To purchase single game tickets for the 2022 regular season, please visit www.cubs.com/tickets.