Opener remains shy of a sellout

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox said Sunday that less than 3,000 tickets remain for Opening Day on Monday and that the game at U.S. Cellular Field is expected to eventually end up as a sellout.

Inclement weather had been predicted for Monday, but the most recent forecast at weather.com shows a high temperature of 57-59 degrees during game time with light rain expected to hold off until the evening. Monday’s game is a 3:10 p.m. CST start.

The only negative in the forecast is the expected winds that could reach as high as 22 mph.

“The winter has been so bad and for (Monday) to have those temperatures, it’s going to feel like 80 degrees here,” vice president of sales and marketing Brooks Boyer said. “The rest of the week is a little sketchy with the weather but at least for Monday people are going to have a great time out here.”

Boyer said that about 300 tickets still remained on the field level, 50 or so on the club level and the remainder is in the upper deck.

“We have tickets so we’re hoping people don’t just assume it’s Opening Day and there are no tickets available,” he said.