CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox announced an expanded list of former players scheduled to appear at SoxFest 2014, which now includes special guest Bobby Jenks, the closer on the White Sox 2005 World Series Championship team.
Jenks joins an impressive list of other former Sox players planning to attend, including Bo Jackson, Ron Kittle, Carlos May, Minnie Minoso, Tom Paciorek, Gary Peters, Jim Thome and Frank Thomas, who yesterday was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. White Sox manager Robin Ventura also will be in attendance, as well as pitching coach Don Cooper and new hitting coach Todd Steverson.
Current players Jose Abreu, Adam Dunn, Adam Eaton, Avisail Garcia, Erik Johnson, Nate Jones, Paul Konerko, Matt Lindstrom, Josh Phegley, Alexei Ramirez and Marcus Semien, and White Sox prospect Micah Johnson, all are scheduled to be at SoxFest.
SoxFest 2014 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Pepsi, Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV and will be held Friday, January 24, Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2014.
The special SoxFest rate for a two-night stay at the Palmer House Hilton is $278 (plus applicable taxes and fees, detailed on whitesox.com). Fans who purchase a two-night stay are eligible to also purchase up to four SoxFest weekend passes per room reservation.
SoxFest hotel packages and weekend passes are available for purchase in the same transaction at whitesox.com/SoxFest. Weekend passes only are available for purchase by fans who book the two-night stay. Friday night of SoxFest is limited to those who purchase the two-night stay and weekend passes.
Two-day passes to SoxFest 2014 also are available at whitesox.com/SoxFest. Two-day passes (good for admission on both Saturday and Sunday) are just $70.
The White Sox are once again offering fans a unique experience at SoxFest 2014 - the Premium Upgrade Package. The offering, a favorite among hundreds of SoxFest attendees, is now available to fans who have already purchased or will purchase the SoxFest hotel package and weekend pass(es) at the Palmer House Hilton.
This is the eighth year the historic Palmer House Hilton will host the annual White Sox fan gathering, now in its 22nd year.