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Cubs release 2023 promotional item schedule

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February 7, 2023

With the 2023 Major League Baseball season only 51 days away, on Tuesday, the Cubs released the schedule of promotional items set to be given away at home games throughout the year.

These items include bobbleheads of Cubs legends, various special-edition hats, items only available through special ticket offers and more. Here is the full promotional item schedule for 2023:

Cubs Statue Bobbleheads

Five Cubs legends have statues around Wrigley Field, and for the first time, the Cubs will give away those statues in bobblehead form. They’ll be available to the first 10,000 fans to enter Wrigley Field on the designated date:

  • May 6: Fergie Jenkins statue bobblehead
  • May 27: Billy Williams statue bobblehead
  • July 19: Ernie Banks statue bobblehead
  • Aug. 20: Ron Santo statue bobblehead
  • Sept. 9: Harry Caray statue bobblehead

Gate Giveaways

Along with the five Cubs legend bobbleheads, here are the other gate giveaways to look out for throughout the 2023 season, available to the first 10,000 fans to enter Wrigley Field on the specific date:

  • March 30: Opening Day pin
  • April 1: Picnic blanket
  • April 8: Winter hat
  • April 10: London Series luggage tag
  • May 28: Fanny pack
  • July 17: Hawaiian shirt
  • Aug. 6: Replica City Connect jersey

Ballpark Celebrations

Throughout the season, the Cubs will host a number of celebrations at Wrigley Field. Along with various events on each specific day, fans who secure the special ticket offer will also receive a promotional item:

  • June 13: Pride Night (special-edition Cubs jersey)
  • June 29: NASCAR Night (Clark the Cub Nascar-themed bobblehead)
  • July 2: Rookie of the Year 30th Anniversary (Henry Rowengartner bobblehead)
  • July 18: Marvel Super Hero Night (Loki bobblehead)
  • Aug. 2: Star Wars Night (Nico Hoerner Star Wars-themed bobblehead)
  • Aug. 28: WWE Night (Clark Hogan bobblehead)
  • Aug. 29: HBCU Celebration (special-edition Cubs jersey)
  • Sept. 19: Hispanic Heritage Celebration (special-edition bobblehead)
  • Sept. 24: Sesame Street Day (Elmo bobblehead)

Special Ticket Offers

Select dates out of the Ballpark Celebrations also have special ticket offers with giveaway items, only available to those who purchase tickets through the specific special ticket offer’s webpage:

  • April 20: Jackie Robinson Celebration (42 Cubs hat)
  • April 23: Youth Baseball & Softball (Cubs youth socks)
  • April 25: Loyola University Chicago (Loyola-style Cubs hat)
  • April 26: University of Illinois Chicago (UIC-style Cubs hat)
  • May 7: Boy Scout and Girl Scout (Cubs scout patch)
  • May 8: DePaul University (DePaul-style Cubs hate)
  • May 9: Northwestern University (Northwestern-style Cubs hat)
  • May 10: Military Appreciation (special-edition Cubs jersey)
  • May 23: Grateful Dead (choice from five different bobbleheads)
  • May 24: Teacher Appreciation (Cubs City Connect tumbler)
  • May 25: First Responders Night (Law Enforcement or Firefighter Cubs hat)
  • May 30: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois-style Cubs hat)
  • June 14: Hospitality night (special-edition Cubs hat)
  • June 14: Ohio State University (Ohio State-style Cubs hat)
  • June 14: University of Wisconsin (Wisconsin-style Cubs hat)
  • June 15: Class of 2023 (Cubs Class of 2023 jersey)
  • June 27: Healthcare Appreciation (Cubs scrub top)
  • Aug. 1: University of Michigan (Michigan-style Cubs hat)
  • Aug. 1: Michigan State University (Michigan-State Cubs hat)
  • Aug. 1: University of Iowa (Iowa-style Cubs hat)
  • Aug. 3: University of Indiana (Indiana-style Cubs hat)
  • Aug. 3: Purdue University (Purdue-style Cubs hat)
  • Aug. 3: University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame-style Cubs hat)
  • Sept. 5: Class of 2024 (Cubs Class of 2024 jersey)
  • Sept. 10: Youth Baseball & Softball (Cubs youth socks)
  • Sept. 20: Northern Illinois University (NIU-style Cubs hat)
  • Sept. 21: Teacher Appreciation (Cubs tote bag)

Bud Friday Bleacher Giveaways

There are six Budweiser bleacher giveaways on home Fridays throughout the year, as part of the #BudFridays cap collection, available to the first 5,000 fans age 21 or older who enter through the Budweiser Bleacher Gate on the specific date:

  • May 26: 1914 cap
  • June 16: 1934 cap
  • June 30: 1977 cap
  • July 21: 1979 cap
  • Aug. 4: 1994 cap
  • Aug. 18: 1997 cap

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