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Marquee Sports Network to broadcast 2024 Cubs Convention

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‘Live from the 2024 Cubs Convention’ presented by Circa Sports Illinois begins Friday at 5 PM with the Blue Carpet Special; coverage continues Saturday at 9 AM

January 8, 2024

CHICAGO – For the second consecutive year, Marquee Sports Network is set to air live coverage of Cubs Convention, highlighted by Friday’s Blue Carpet Special and Opening Ceremony and Saturday conversations with Cubs players, coaches, alumni and executives.

Live from the 2024 Cubs Convention presented by Circa Sports Illinois begins on Friday, January 12 at 5 PM CT with the Blue Carpet Special, featuring exclusive interviews as Cubs players walk the blue carpet at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Live coverage continues at 6 PM CT with the Opening Ceremony, hosted by Marquee’s Cole Wright, followed by Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster presented by Budweiser.

Saturday’s coverage begins at 9 AM CT with new conversations each hour featuring Cubs players, coaches, alumni and executives. Among the scheduled conversations include:

  • Baseball Operations Update with Jed Hoyer and Carter Hawkins presented by Wintrust (hosted by Marquee Sports Network play-by-play broadcaster Boog Sciambi)
  • A Conversation with Craig Counsell presented by Wintrust (hosted by Boog Sciambi)
  • Pitchers Session: On the Mound (hosted by Marquee Sports Network analyst Jim Deshaies)
  • Live recording of The Compound with Ian Happ
  • Kids Only Press Conference presented by Advocate Children’s Hospital
  • Reunions with the 1984 and 2016 teams

For additional sessions and more information, visit Cubs.com/Convention.

Cubs fans can stream Cubs Convention coverage all weekend long at WatchMarquee.com and on the Marquee Sports Network App, available as a direct-to-consumer subscription for $19.99/month, or by logging in with your existing cable provider.

Live from the 2024 Cubs Convention presented by Circa Sports Illinois will be hosted throughout the weekend by Marquee Sports Network on-air talent including Cole Wright, Jon Sciambi, Jim Deshaies, Taylor McGregor, Elise Menaker and Lance Brozdowski.

For fans attending Cubs Convention, Marquee Sports Network will also have a presence throughout the hotel, including a lobby level activation area where fans can receive autographs from Marquee talent and Cubs alumni, win free Marquee and Cubs prizes and interact with the new Marquee Sports Network App. Additionally, throughout the day on Saturday, fans can watch live tapings of the Cubs Weekly Podcast featuring interviews with Cubs alumni and team legends. For exclusive giveaways and autograph schedules throughout the weekend, follow @WatchMarquee social handles.

Marquee Sports Network is available within the Chicago Cubs television territory through more than 65 cable and streaming providers, or as a standalone subscription offering through WatchMarquee.com and the new Marquee Sports Network App. Cubs Convention coverage on Marquee Sports Network can also be watched nationwide through Marquee’s national distribution partners, DirecTV and fuboTV.

ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: Launched in 2020, Marquee Sports Network is the exclusive home of the Chicago Cubs. Named the 2022-23 RSN of the Year by Cynopsis Media, Marquee Sports Network has been nominated for 37 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, recognizing its commitment to Cubs game coverage, minor league content, documentaries and historical programming. In addition to the Chicago Cubs, Marquee Sports Network is a proud broadcast partner of the Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Sky (WNBA) and Chicago Hounds (Major League Rugby). For more information, visit marqueesportsnetwork.com/about.


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