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ISU to host Chicago Cubs World Series Trophy Tour, January 18

Jon Lester with World Series Trophy

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester with the World Series trophy (Creative Commons licensed photo by Flickr user Clint Mickel, Some rights reserved, https://www.flickr.com/photos/30649191@N00/32131739746/)

State Farm and the World Series champion Chicago Cubs announced the Cubs Trophy Tour presented by State Farm will stop next week at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Shirk Center and Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena January 18.

The trophy will be at Shirk Center from 10–11:30 a.m. and at Redbird Arena from 2–3:30 p.m. Fans will be able to take a complimentary photo with the World Series trophy. Fans can upload their photos to social media using the #CubsTrophyTour hashtag for a chance to be featured at Cubs.com/trophytour, where information on future stops will be posted as it becomes available.

“We’re extremely excited to host this historic event at Redbird Arena. This is a fabulous opportunity for Redbird fans and our community to be a part of this historic World Series Championship. We’d also like to thank State Farm for their support of the Trophy Tour and Redbird Athletics,” said Larry Lyons, Illinois State University Athletic director.

“We are honored that the Chicago Cubs have included Illinois Wesleyan as a stop on the tour.  The Shirk Center has hosted a number of championship events over the years and we are thrilled that Cub fans are getting the opportunity to partake in this World Series celebration,” said Mike Wagner, Illinois Wesleyan Athletic director. “We greatly appreciate our friends at State Farm for their support of the Cubs Trophy tour.”

The south (front) and east doors to the Shirk Center will open for this event at 8 a.m. Parking will be available in the lot directly east of the Shirk Center with access from Emerson Street on south and Titan Drive on north. Upon arrival at either of the entrance doors, notify event staff for ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) accommodations.

The north doors to Redbird Arena will open at noon. Parking will be available starting at noon in legal spaces in lots west of Main Street, unless otherwise indicated. Guests may try lots G-82 (next to the outdoor track) and G-83 (Hancock Stadium). Upon entry at the north doors, notify event staff for ADA accommodations.

Fans can follow the Cubs on Twitter and Instagram (@Cubs) for specific updates on the Cubs Trophy Tour using the #CubsTrophyTour hashtag. These team updates and fans’ social media posts with the trophy will be posted to Cubs.com/trophytour, along with a tentative schedule, highlights, and more information about the World Series Trophy.

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