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Cubs: What you Need to Know for this Weekend’s Cubs Convention

The Chicago Cubs will kick off the 32nd annual Cubs Convention today at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Chicago, located at 301 E. North Water Street near the historic Chicago River.

Fans will get to enjoy a weekend with their favorite Cubs players both past and present, and of course, the Commissioner’s Trophy will be in the house at the Sheraton with the defending World Series Champions.

Here’s what you need to know this weekend including, attendees, location, television coverage, and ticket prices!

Scheduled Attendees

Current Cubs Players: Albert Almora Jr., OF, Jake Arrieta, RHP, Javier Baez, INF, Kris Bryant INF, Jeimer Candelario, INF, Willson Contreras, C, Wade Davis, RHP, Brian Duensing, LHP, Carl Edwards Jr., RHP, Justin Grimm, RHP, Kyle Hendricks, RHP, Jason Heyward, OF, Jon Jay, OF, John Lackey, RHP, Jon Lester, LHP, Miguel Montero, C, Mike Montgomery, LHP, Felix Pena, RHP, Anthony Rizzo, INF, Jose Rosario, RHP, Addison Russell, INF, Kyle Schwarber, C/OF, Pedro Strop, RHP, Matt Szczur, OF, Rob Zastryzny, LHP, Ben Zobrist, INF/OF.

Current Cubs Coaches: Joe Maddon, Manager, Mike Borzello, Catching Coach, Chris Bosio, Pitching Coach, Tim Buss, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator,  Franklin Font, Staff Assistant, Eric Hinske, Asst. Hitting Coach, Brandon Hyde, First Base Coach, Gary Jones, Third Base Coach, John Mallee, Hitting Coach, Dave Martinez, Bench Coach, Chad Noble, Bullpen Catcher,  Lester Strode, Bullpen Coach.

Chicago Cubs Alumni: John Baker, C, Jim Bullinger, RHP,  Jose Cardenal, OF, Jody Davis, C, Ryan Dempster, RHP, Bobby Dernier, OF, Bob Howry, RHP, Randy Hundley, C, Fergie Jenkins, RHP Pete LaCock, INF/OF, Ted Lilly, LHP, Bill Madlock, INF, Gary Matthews, OF, Sean Marshall, LHP, Brian McRae, OF, Dave Otto, LHP, Mike Remlinger, LHP, David Ross, C, Glendon Rusch, LHP, Ryne Sandberg, INF, Scott Sanderson, RHP, Dwight Smith, OF, Lee Smith, RHP, Tim Stoddard, RHP, Steve Trout, LHP, Todd Walker, INF, Billy Williams, OF, Kerry Wood, RHP.

Baseball Staff/Broadcasters: Theo Epstein, President, Baseball Operations, Jed Hoyer, EVP, General Manager, Jason McLeod, SVP, Scouting & Player Development, Randy Bush, Asst. General Manager, Shiraz Rehman, Asst. General Manager, Jaron Madison, Director, Player Development, Matt Dorey, Director, Amateur Scouting, Andrew Belleson, Public Address Announcer, Ron Coomer, Radio Broadcaster, Jim Deshaies, TV Broadcaster, Pat Hughes, Radio Broadcaster, Len Kasper, TV Broadcaster.

Team Executives: Tom Ricketts, Chairman, Laura Ricketts, Board Member, Todd Ricketts, Board Member, Crane Kenney, President, Business Operations

Special Guest:
Clark, Team Mascot


Sheraton Grand Hotel Chicago

301 E. North Water Street Chicago, Illinois 60611 (Click for Directions via Google Maps)

Television Coverage

CSN-Chicago will kick off their coverage of Cubs Convention 2017 this evening at 5:00 PM (CT) with a special remote edition of “Sports Talk Live” from the Sheraton Grand Hotel, and continue with coverage of the happenings at the convention, including the opening ceremonies after Sports Talk Live concludes. Check out CSN-Chicago’s full television coverage plans for this weekend here!

Ticket Pricing

Weekend passes to this weekend’s 2017 Cubs Convention are currently not available for sale on the Cubs website, however they are offering a two ticket, two night hotel stay at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Chicago.

Unfortunately the Sheraton Hotel website shows that that package is not available either at this time.

It looks like if you are looking for last minute tickets, resale sites such as StubHub are going to be your only option. StubHub currently has 21 available weekend passes listed for $275 per person.


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