Chicago Cubs Rally in Mesa: 4 things to know before you go

MESA, AZ - The World Series trophy is making a historic visit to Wrigleyville West.

The Chicago Cubs are hosting a post-championship rally at their home turf -- Sloan Park -- in Mesa on Friday, Feb. 24.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, Mesa Mayor John Giles and other Cubs players are scheduled to speak, according to a news release. There will also be a video tribute to the team.

The first 1,000 fans in line will also have the opportunity to take a picture with the World Series trophy!

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Because there are a lot of Chicago transplants, Cubs fans and Spring Training fans in Arizona, you can expect Sloan Park to be extra busy!

Before you head over, here are a few things you need to know:

When is the rally? The rally is scheduled to take place from noon to 4 p.m. However, you're going to want to get there early to claim a good seat.

The parking lot opens at 8 a.m. The gates to Sloan Park open at 10 a.m. The concession stands, team shop and music open at 11 a.m. 

Where is the rally? Sloan Park. The address is 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa.

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Where can I park? How early can I park? The parking lot at Sloan Park will open on Friday at 8 a.m. If you arrive earlier than that, you will be directed to the Brown lot. Fans will be allowed to wait overnight, if they choose. View parking map here.

How can I get a picture with the World Series trophy? The first 1,000 fans at Sloan Park will receive a wristband and be able to take a picture with the trophy. Pictures will be taken after the rally ends.

 

Visit http://cubs.mlb.com/chc/sloan-park/championship-rally/ for details.

IF YOU GO:
Chicago Cubs Championship Rally (Feb. 23)
Where: Sloan Park, 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Parking opens at 8 a.m., gates at 10 a.m., rally starts at noon)
Admission: Free. Team shop & concessions will have stuff for purchase.

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