CSN Chicago is ready to start up the 2017 MLB season in a big way with expanded, live Opening Night coverage from SoxFest 2017, which begins tonight at the Hilton Chicago.
Beginning at 4 p.m. on CSN and CSNChicago.com, viewers can look forward to every thrill-packed moment of SoxFest 2017’s Opening Ceremonies featuring introductions of White Sox players/coaches/broadcasters/front office executives, plus video montages, and much more. CSN’s SoxFest 2017 Opening Ceremonies coverage will be hosted by Chuck Garfien and Insider Dan Hayes, which will feature live interviews with White Sox players, coaches, and team VIP’s.
Immediately following the Opening Ceremonies coverage at 5 p.m., CSN’s SoxFest coverage continues with live player/coaches/team exec interviews from the annual fan convention on SportsTalk Live.
Throughout the weekend, fans can look forward to even more comprehensive SoxFest coverage on CSNChicago.com’s WhiteSoxTalk section featuring additional players/coaches/front office executive interviews, feature stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more to be provided via Garfien, Hayes, CSN White Sox beat reporter Siera Santos, CSNChicago.com White Sox digital baseball reporters JJ Stankevitz & Paul Roumeliotis, along the CSN’s team of behind-the-scenes White Sox experts.
From a social media standpoint, fans can follow SoxFest updates all weekend long via Twitter from Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), Hayes (@CSNHayes), Santos (@SieraSantos), and Stankevitz-Roumeliotis at WhiteSoxTalk (@CSNWhiteSox). Twitter and Facebook followers will also be able to gain access to the latest fan convention news, live streaming, and information on special prizes to be given away at CSN’s SoxFest booth.
In addition, fans are urged to follow @CSNChicago on Instagram & Snapchat for enhanced, exclusive content featuring real-time sights and sounds to experience all the exciting weekend festivities. Plus, fans can also get interactive with CSN’s SoxFest coverage throughout the weekend by utilizing the social media hashtag #WhiteSoxTalk.
Fans are also urged to stop by CSN’s SoxFest booth this weekend for autograph signings featuring scheduled appearances by CSN White Sox announcers Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, Steve Stone, and Jason Benetti, along with special, exclusive “player experiences,” where fans can meet White Sox stars for autographs, take selfies, and much more! Fans in attendance need to follow CSN’s White Sox Twitter handle (@CSNWhiteSox) for full details about the player experience opportunities. In addition, fans can even pick up special CSN White Sox-themed giveaways throughout SoxFest weekend (while supplies last).