Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com to air LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage on Friday, January 29 at 4:00 PM -- hosted by Chuck Garfien & Bill Melton
Garfien & Siera Santos to also provide complete SoxFest coverage throughout the weekend on ‘SportsNet Central and ‘WhiteSoxTalk’;
CSNChicago.com White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes and ‘WhiteSoxTalk’ digital reporter J.J. Stankevitz to provide player/coaches/front office interviews, features, live Tweets & more
Chicago, IL (January 26, 2016) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago White Sox, is ready to start up the 2016 White Sox season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from the 2016 “SoxFest” fan convention, which is being held downtown this weekend (January 29-31) at the Hilton Chicago.
On Friday, January 29 beginning at 4:00 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet & CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the annual convention’s opening ceremonies featuring introductions of current and former White Sox players/coaches/front office executives, live interviews with White Sox players following the opening ceremonies, video montages and much more. Comcast SportsNet’s 2016 “SoxFest” coverage will be hosted by White Sox Pre/Post Game Live hosts Chuck Garfien & Bill Melton, who will be joined by White Sox beat reporter Siera Santos and CSNChicago.com’s White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes.
At 5:00 PM on Friday, “SoxFest” coverage continues with live, talkback interviews from the annual fan convention, along with detailed 2016 White Sox discussion, on SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado (hosted by David Kaplan).
In addition, Garfien & Santos will file reports for SportsNet Central at 6:00 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight on Friday(6:30 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight on Sat/Sun) and for CSNChicago.com’s WhiteSoxTalk section throughout the weekend featuring interviews with White Sox players, coaches and fans. Plus, CSNChicago.com’s Dan Hayes and ‘WhiteSoxTalk’ digital reporter J.J. Stankevitz will also provide fans with comprehensive, real-time online coverage featuring numerous players/coaches/front office executive interviews, stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more. Fans can follow Hayes’ “SoxFest” updates all weekend long via Twitter @CSNHayes, along with Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), Santos (@SieraSantos), Stankevitz/WhiteSoxTalk (@CSNWhiteSox) and the network’s primary Twitter account, @CSNChicago.
In addition, fans are urged to stop by Comcast SportsNet’s “SoxFest” booth throughout the weekend for autograph signings, interactive games for a chance to win White Sox tickets, entertaining social media activities, plus - fans can even pick up a special CSN White Sox-themed giveaway throughout the weekend (while supplies last).