'Chicago Dogs' announced as new minor league baseball team


Rosemont Baseball Group announced Friday that the new American Association of Baseball minor league team will be named the "Chicago Dogs."

The team's home games will be played in the $60 million, 6,300-seat new stadium currently under construction in Rosemont at the intersection of Balmoral Avenue and Pearl Street, west of I-294.

The Chicago Dogs are scheduled to begin play in May 2018 and ticket packages for the their inaugural season are now available at www.thechicagodogs.com or by calling 312-374-8090.

Follow the team on social media at @TheChicagoDogs on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

In celebration of the announcement, the Chicago Dogs are partnering with the Wiener Circle (2622 N Clark Street) to host a variety of games, activities and giveaway opportunities for patrons to enjoy at the Wiener Circle throughout the day Friday. These will include whiffle ball, selfie opportunities on a hot dog couch and a Chicago Dog pledge.

The Chicago Dogs will also host a special "Hot Dog Happy Hour" today from 4 p.m. through 7 p.m. at the Wiener Circle. Fans are invited to stop by the iconic restaurant to receive $1 hot dog specials.
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