White Sox fan convention moving to McCormick Place

SoxFest will have a new home in 2020 and will be a two-day event instead of three.

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The Sox are offering specially priced tickets for young fans at SoxFest 2020. (Sun-Times photo)

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The White Sox annual fan convention will have a new home next year.

SoxFest 2020 will be held at McCormick Place on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, a Friday-Saturday only event, a change from the customary three-day weekend gathering.

McCormick Place is the largest exhibition space in North America, with more than 100,000 square feet, “offering space to create unique ways for families and fans to connect with White Sox greats, current players and prospects,” the team said in a release announcing the change. SoxFest 2020 will feature more opportunities for autographs, photos, fan engagements and unique experiences, the team said.

The Chicago Hilton has played host to SoxFest in recent years.

The Sox will offer admission to SoxFest for children ages 3-14 starting as low as $10. Fans can purchase two-day SoxFest passes for $75 for adults and $20 for children. Friday-only passes will be available for purchase at $45 for adults and $10 for children as well as Saturday-only passes will be available for $50 for adults and $15 for kids.

SoxFest 2020 two-day passes will be available for purchase at whitesox.com/soxfest starting Thursday. Single day passes will go on sale at a later date in September, based on availability.

The Sox will hold special pre-sale events. Season ticket holders and group ticket leaders will be invited to a SoxFest pre-sale offering a limited amount of specially priced two-day SoxFest passes for $70 beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m. Past SoxFest ticket purchasers and members of the BlackList will receive access to a pre-sale on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

SoxFest has sold out each of the last two years. For the latest information about SoxFest 2020, please visit whitesox.com/soxfest.

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