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White Sox cancel SoxFest 2023 due to “several factors”

by Joe Binder

The White Sox announced on Friday that they will not be holding their once-annual fan convention in January.

“Due to several factors, SoxFest 2023 will not be held this January,” a team-issued statement says. “We recognize our fans may be disappointed the event will not take place. Please check back throughout the 2023 baseball season for updates regarding future plans.”

The cancellation now marks the third-straight year that SoxFest has been canceled. The conventions were not held in either 2021 or 2022 due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team has not said what the factors were related to this time around, but it does not sound as though any sort of make-up date will be provided.

McCormick Place served as the host for SoxFest when it was last held in 2020 after a number of years at the Chicago Hilton. The last event saw an increased number of fans as the team’s window of contention opened up. It’s hard to say if that trend would’ve continued, though a solid managerial hire and notable offseason acquisitions could’ve certainly helped in recreating some hype.

As more information becomes available, we will provide further updates.


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Terry Begg

I would have attended if Jose was going to be there. Who wants to pay to
Listen to Hahn cry about money?

Richard

The reason. The white Sox are afraid. Afraid of the rath of the fans and media. For a botched season that should have lead to a third straight playoff appearance. I’m also sure not many players want to hear how their lethargic effort along with there nearly awake manager blew this season

obrien1950

No controversy!! Thin skinned management.
However, it will backfire because many long term Sox fans will start questioning the direction of the team and wonder if that season ticket package is worth it.
Bad decision!

woody partain

Jerry sell the team, you and your organization is an embarrassment. White Sox fans deserve better!

Aaron Sapoznik

One factor: Nobody in the organization wants to face the music (the wrath) of the fanbase. This might also not bode well for front office activity this offseason to correct 2022.

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