WVEL Sports Scope: Chicago Cubs Trophy Stop: Bloomington/Normal (Twin Cities)

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State Farm® and the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs today 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 on Wednesday, January 18th.

The trophy will be at the Shirk Center from 10am to 11:30am and at Redbird Arena from 2pm to 3:30pm. 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 www.cubs.com/trophytour, where information on future stops will be posted as it becomes available.


Mike Wagner, Illinois Wesleyan Athletic Director said,

“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. We greatly appreciate our friends at State Farm for their support of the Cubs Trophy tour.”

Larry Lyons, Illinois State University Athletic Director,

“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.”.


ILLINOIS WESLEYAN: 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 St. on south and Titan Drive on north. Upon arrival at either of the entrance doors, notify event staff for ADA accommodations.

ILLINOIS STATE: 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 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 www.cubs.com/trophytour, along with a tentative schedule, highlights and more information about the World Series Trophy.

(Information Courtesy Of iwusports.com)

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