10/20/2005 11:29 AM ET
World Series opens Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field
CHICAGO -- The American League Champion Chicago White Sox will host the National League Champion Houston Astros for Game 1 of the World Series on Saturday, October 22 at U.S. Cellular Field.
The White Sox are making the following recommendations to fans attending World Series games:
Game 1 will begin Saturday at 6:30 p.m.; Game 2 begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 23. Games 6 and 7, if necessary, are scheduled for Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m.
World Series tickets are sold out. Fans without tickets should not come to the ballpark. No standing room tickets will be sold.
For the entire World Series, the Bullpen Sports Bar, the outdoor seating adjacent to the Bullpen Sports Bar, the Pontiac Fundamentals Area and the center field Fan Deck are sold out. These areas were sold as regular ticketed areas and will not be available to the public.
Fans should arrive early to avoid traffic. Gates to the ballpark open at 4:00 p.m. on both days.
The White Sox strongly recommend that fans utilize public transportation. The CTA Red Line stops near the ballpark at 35th Street and the Green Line is two blocks further east.
Fans driving to the ballpark with reserved parking coupons should follow the directions on the coupon back to reach their assigned parking area. Parking coupons should be displayed prominently as fans approach the ballpark. All cars are subject to inspection.
Cash parking will be very limited, and fans intending to drive and pay for cash parking should follow directional signs to available lots. Additional parking will be directed to IIT, Michael Reese Hospital and McCormick Place, where free shuttle service will be available each day.
Tailgating is permitted, and parking lots will open at 3:00 p.m. Tailgating during and after games is prohibited.
As is the policy throughout the regular season, fans holding tickets for the upper level will not be able to access other levels of the ballpark. This policy ensures that fans safely and comfortably enjoy the game with access to the areas of the ballpark where they bought tickets.
Finally, the White Sox ask fans attending games to be respectful of the neighborhood and homes surrounding the ballpark before and after games.