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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