White Sox close U.S. Cellular Field upper deck because they’re worried fans will freeze


Apr 5, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a Chicago White Sox players glove and hat before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

You thought winter was just about over? Well guess again. Baseball fans across America are getting one more taste of nasty winter weather in the form of snow and cold and wind.

Already on Tuesday, multiple games have been postponed due to inclement conditions, including scheduled match-ups in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Detroit.

And then there’s Chicago. Tuesday’s scheduled game between the White Sox and Red Sox is supposed e to go ahead as planned despite temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, but the White Sox have been forced to make some concessions to the conditions.

Like, for instance, closing the upper deck at U.S. Cellular Field for fear that fans will freeze to death.

No joke. MLB.com White Sox writer Scott Merkin tweeted that the upper tank will be closed “with fans’ safety in the icy cold foremost in mind.”

So that’s where things stand right now in the good old Midwest. It’s Tax Day and the White Sox are shutting down the upper deck so fans don’t get turned into Popsicles.

Kudos to any brave soul willing to sit out there watching the game in those conditions anyway. I mean seriously. You could stay home where it’s warm but you’re at a White Sox game freezing your butt off. You’re a real…fan.

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