White Sox announce affordable ‘Family Sundays’ games
BY Daryl Van Schouwen November 15, 2012 12:18PM
Sox fans wait for an autograph from Carlos Quentin before the game against Arizona on Friday, March 25, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. | AP photo
The White Sox are making Sunday baseball more affordable for their fans. The team announced a “Family Sundays” fan experience for 2013 for all 13 Sunday home games featuring seats as low as $5 and parking for $10.
Bleacher, Outfield Reserved, Lower Corner and Premium Upper Box seats will be available for $15, Upper Box and Upper Reserved Seats can be had for $10, and Upper Corner tickets will cost $5 on Sundays. Parking at U.S. Cellular Field lots on Sundays will be available for $10.
The Sox ballpark experience for kids on Sundays will include autograph sessions with current and former players and Sox broadcasters, and the opportunity to run the bases after games.
This latest reaction to a survey of fans comes after the Sox announced that they will lower or hold prices for more than 87 percent of all full season tickets. The best seats are going up in cost.
Despite being in first place in the American League Central Division for 117 days in 2012, the Sox drew 1,965,955 fans, the first time since 2004 below 2 million. Attendance has declined for six straight seasons, the first time that’s happened since 1965-70.
“For many years, we have worked hard to create one of the very best family environments in all of baseball,” said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing. “As we continue to closely listen to fans regarding the cost of the ballpark experience, the Family Sunday promotion is our next move in creating affordable seating options in both the lower and upper levels of the park. Welcoming fans of all ages on a day that is traditionally dedicated to family time, we hope Family Sundays become a popular way for fans to share a baseball experience together.”