Village To Host White Sox Grand Slam Event

Village To Host White Sox Grand Slam Event
Posted on 06/17/2011

The Village of Orland Park's Grand Slam Event with the Chicago White Sox has become an annual favorite for baseball fans from throughout the region. The Tuesday, August 16th 7:10 p.m. home game against the Cleveland Indians is this year's event for Orland Park.

"The White Sox have invited Orland Park to participate in a grand slam group event for the last few years and we invite people from throughout the region to be a part of this evening of baseball," said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin, who will again throw out the game's first pitch.

Specially priced White Sox tickets are available for the game with tickets normally priced at $43, $39, $38, $27 and $17 are available for $21.50, $19.50, $19, $13.50 and $12. Attendees need not be residents of Orland Park to take advantage of the half priced tickets.

More than 1000 people attended Orland Park's first grand slam event held in 2009, with nearly that many braving the rain in 2010. "We're hoping that even more families are able to take advantage of the discounted tickets this year," the mayor said. "This is a nice break for those who may otherwise be forced to limit their summer travel and activities," he added.

Ticket order forms for the 7:10 p.m. game are available at all village buildings and on the village's website at Tickets may also be ordered on line at or by calling Ticketmaster at 866-769-4263 and using the code "OPN." Service fees will apply for ordering on line and through Ticketmaster.

"The White Sox have put together a nice package for the game," McLaughlin said. "Along with specially priced tickets, families can order parking passes and hot dog value meals, making it a reasonably priced outing," he said. "And, this year they've added an ‘Orland Park White Sox Fan' t-shirt that people can order," the mayor added.

Tickets will be mailed to the provided address and all game times and promotions are subject to change.

"This is a great outing for everyone, whether they're from Orland Park or not," McLaughlin said, adding, "And, the White Sox have told us that a number of Cub fans enjoy this event as well. It's a great night of baseball."