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White Sox to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Night with drone show

by Joe Binder

Celebrations and activities planned to mark Hispanic Heritage Month were announced by the White Sox earlier this week.

The team said in a press release that in an effort to spotlight culture through the work of several local Latino artists, they will hold Hispanic Heritage Night, presented by Modelo, on Friday, September 23 vs. Detroit at 7:10 p.m. CT.

Fans are encouraged to enjoy culturally inspired entertainment all evening long, with the following pre- and postgame festivities planned for Hispanic Heritage Night:

  • Gate 4 performance by local Latin music group Clave Caribe
  • Pregame performance and National Anthem by Mariachi Monumental de Mexico
  • Game ball delivery by Chicago muralist and White Sox Game Changers artist Manuel “MATR” Macías
  • Hero of the Game recognition for U.S. Army Sergeant Joe Cervantez
  • Post-Game Drone Show, presented by Modelo

Set to light up the South Side shortly after the final out of the game, the first-ever White Sox Hispanic Heritage Night Post-Game Drone Show will take place, presented by Modelo. The display will feature illuminated and choreographed drones in aerial formations of several White Sox and Hispanic cultural symbols and logos. The synchronized Sky Elements and White Sox production will include popular Latin music, ranging from salsa and merengue to hip hop, R&B, and reggaeton.  

In the past, several other teams have held similar post-game drone performances. The Oakland Athletics originally introduced the concept to Major League Baseball in August 2021, and brought it back for a second-straight year just several weeks ago. Here’s what it looked like:

The White Sox will continue Hispanic Heritage Month by offering fans a limited-run retail line featuring crewneck sweaters and T-Shirts designed by local Latina artist and fashion icon Runsyyy. Inspired by her Mexican heritage, style, and signature character look, the organization also has collaborated with Runsyyy on a special ticket offer and stadium-exclusive collector’s edition figurine for the White Sox game on Wednesday, September 21 against Cleveland. A portion of each ticket sold for “Runsyyy Night” will support Community Goods and its mission of providing local students from underserved communities with the tools and education to understand the value of art and community.

As part of this year’s White Sox Game Changers artist series, presented by Modelo and Saint Xavier University, the White Sox will unveil a home plate design created by Chicago muralist and Mexican street artist Manuel “MATR” Macías. Fans can view the artwork throughout Hispanic Heritage Month on the concourse near Section 130.

In back-to-back seasons, the White Sox Game Changers series has supported and empowered Chicago’s underrepresented communities by showcasing compelling stories about sports and culture through the work of local artists who identify within the Hispanic and Latino communities, among others. For more information on previous collaborations and to learn about the White Sox’s support of diversity, equity, and inclusion in sports, visit whitesox.com/gamechangers

Fans also are encouraged to follow the White Sox on social media at @loswhitesox to view additional collaborations, including custom artwork and interviews surrounding Los White Sox players, “Café Con” YouTube content, and more.

Tickets for Hispanic Heritage Night, presented by Modelo, and all other home games are available now. For the full schedule and more information, visit whitesox.com and follow us on social media @SoxOn35th.

Featured Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

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