'Road to Wrigley' game set for Aug. 9
Triple-A Iowa to play Las Vegas in official PCL contest
CHICAGO -- The Triple-A Iowa Cubs will play the Las Vegas 51s at Wrigley Field on Aug. 9 in an official Pacific Coast League game.
"What a fun thing for young kids to get a chance to see guys who are not far away from playing at Wrigley Field," said Cubs player development director Oneri Fleita. "It's a great thing for our players. You can't replicate that atmosphere anywhere but at Wrigley Field."
The "Road to Wrigley," presented by National City, will include family-friendly priced tickets, activities for children of all ages and traditional Minor League attractions. The game will start at 1:20 p.m. CT, and tickets are available at cubs.com and start as low as $5.
Last July 29, the Class A Peoria Chiefs and Kane County Cougars played in the first "Road to Wrigley," which drew 32,103 fans for a Midwest League game. It was believed to be the only Minor League game ever played at Wrigley Field.
Iowa is in its 29th season as a Cubs affiliate. Through Tuesday, the Iowa Cubs were 1 1/2 games out of first place in the Northern Division.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.