JOLIET – The Joliet Slammers will put a second straight Cubs playoff game on the video board at Silver Cross Field on Friday.
About 500 people came to Silver Cross Field to watch the Cubs win the wild-card game Wednesday, said Porscha Johnson, manager of corporate partnerships for the Slammers.
With such a showing, the team decided to open the field again Friday when the first game in the playoff series against the St. Louis Cardinals will be shown on the stadium’s video board.
Will there be more Cubs’ playoff games on the video board as the playoffs progress?
“We’re going to play it by ear – see how far the Cubs go,” Johnson said.
But Silver Cross Field definitely will not be available for Cubs viewing Saturday, Johnson said. The stadium had previously been rented out to Home Depot on that date for a company softball tournament.
“We definitely want to use the facility as much as we can during the off-season,” Johnson said. The Cubs in the playoffs provided “a great opportunity to do that,” she said.
The same prices will apply Friday as did Wednesday. Seating in the stadium seats is free. Those who want to go on the field to get closer to the video board can do so for $5.
Fans who buy field tickets also will be entered into a raffle with a total prize value of more than $1,000. A grill and beverage cart will be available on the field.
The gates open at 4:30 p.m. for the game, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Beer will be on sale for $2. For information, call 815-722-2287.