U.S. Cellular Field/Chicago White Sox StormReady!
U.S. Cellular Field and The Chicago White Sox are now a StormReady Supporter!
The StormReady Supporter program recognizes businesses, schools, outdoor venues, and other non-government entities which establish severe weather safety plans and actively take part and promote severe weather safety awareness activities. U.S. Cellular Field has redundant methods of monitoring weather and receiving severe weather watches and warnings from the National Weather Service. Spectators are notified of hazardous weather through the public address system, video boards, and TV monitors. Staff are trained on lightning and tornado sheltering procedures and many of the security personnel are trained storm spotters.
U.S. Cellular Field and the Chicago White Sox are only the eighth Major League Baseball stadium to become StormReady. The others are the Colorado Rockies, Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Milwaukee Brewers. For more information about the StormReady Supporter program, visit http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/supporter.htm
Pictured left to right; Tom Smith, Illinois Emergency Services Management Association, Troy Brown, Chicago White Sox Director of Event Operations, Jim Allsopp, National Weather Service Chicago, Jimmy Thompson, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and Steve Cardona, Chicago White Sox Event Security Manager. Return to News Archive