Yogi Berra would appreciate the many ways the Chicago White Sox make sure the little people you love have a great time at baseball games.
Here are some of the interactive ways the Sox appeal to their youngest fans. And the good news for parents is that most of them are free, meaning it’s easy to enjoy a fun day at the ballpark with your family and not strike out financially.
Rookie outing? Be sure to get a First Game certificate
If your child is attending a game for the first time at Guaranteed Rate Field, be sure to head to the Rookie Corner behind Section 154 where they can get their free ‘First Game’ certificate and button. It’s a great souvenir and makes little ones feel like an MVP. Anyone else wish adults received recognition when they go somewhere new?
Hey batter, batter
If your kid is anything like mine, watching a sport makes them want to play the sport. Preferably at the same time they are watching. At the Xfinity Kids Zone on the third level of the ballpark, they can do just that. Young fans can participate in a whiffle ball game and batting practice. They can also check out the new “How Do You Measure Up?” wall graphic and join in base-running competitions to demonstrate their speed and get out some extra energy.
Go for a Family Sunday (Line)Drive
My family loves baseball, but we don’t have unlimited funds, so we appreciate tickets as low as $5 in the upper level and $15 in the lower level on Coca-Cola Family Sundays. Parking is only $10/car. There are also special kid-focused activities throughout the concourse and the opportunity to run the bases after games (weather permitting).
Often, Family Sundays coincide with other fun events. This Sunday, it’s Father-Daughter Day and all girls and their dads, stepdads, grandpas and/or father figures can use promo code DAD and join in a pre-game parade around the warning track. On Sunday, June 24, help the Sox’s adorable green mascot, Southpaw, celebrate his birthday.
Sometimes players trade a bat for a pen
The chance to get a player’s autograph is an exciting opportunity. On select Family Sundays, the first 100 kids to line up outside the Chicago Sports Depot at 11:15 a.m. will have access to a kids-only autograph session.
Join the Club
Every child 13 or younger who attends a White Sox game can register for the Kids Club at the Xfinity Kids Zone and, best of all, it’s free. Each registered child gets customized membership badge with his/her name and photo. Just be sure to get there before the end of the 7th inning to give them time to print the badge. Each month, Kids Club members also have the opportunity to get various player wall clings at the Kids Club kiosk.