Sophomore A.J. Pollock.

Notre Dame And Northern Illinois Square Off At U.S. Cellular Field On April 16

March 20, 2008

CHICAGO – The Northern Illinois University and the University of Notre Dame baseball teams will play a game U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:11 p.m.

Tickets will be available starting Monday, March 24 at 10 a.m. at, Ticketmaster phone lines, Chicagoland Ticketmaster outlets, the NIU campus box office and the U.S. Cellular Field box office. All of the money generated from ticket sales benefits the NIU February 14 Scholarship Fund, which has been established to honor the memory of the students slain in its campus tragedy.

All tickets are $10 lower level reserved seating, with the exception of United Scout Seats, which are $50 (food/drink not included). All service fees for tickets have been waived for this special event courtesy of Ticketmaster and Major League Baseball Advance Media.

“Having spent three years at Northern Illinois, the tragedy really hit close to home and affected me a great deal,” said Irish head coach Dave Schrage. “We really wanted to try and do something for the families of those involved. While it’s just a baseball game and may seem trivial, hopefully it can bring something positive from an otherwise tragic situation. We are honored to help Northern Illinois University and the NIU February 14 Scholarship Fund. We want to thank the Chicago White Sox for reaching out to this tremendous cause.”

“The White Sox are honored to host Northern Illinois and Notre Dame at U.S. Cellular Field for this special game and important cause,” Brooks Boyer, White Sox chief marketing officer and vice president. “Both schools boast a significant fan base in Chicago that will make for a great night of great baseball while serving a much more important cause.”

Gates to the ballpark will open at 5:30 p.m. Parking is free in Lots A (bus parking), B and C and concessions stands will be open during the game.


© 2008 Chicago White Sox

Editor’s Note: For more information, please contact Marty Maloney in the White Sox public relations department at (312) 674-5357, or Donna Turner at Northern Illinois University at (815) 753-9513 or Michael Bertsch at the University of Notre Dame at (574) 631-8642.