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The Cubs are hosting a ‘Stranger Things’ theme night, complete with Eggo waffles and ’80s music

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The third season of Stranger Things premieres on Netflix on July 4, but the Chicago Cubs are hosting a special event for fans who can't wait to return to the Upside Down. On June 24, it's Stranger Things Night at Wrigley Field, where the Cubs face off against the Atlanta Braves and you can score a red and blue fanny pack (featuring the show's distinctive font) if you snag admission via a special ticket offer.

Before the game starts, you'll be able to pretend you're hanging out by the Indiana ballpark (home of minor league team the Demogorgons, we presume) while taking in a performance from ’80s cover band the Breakfast Club at Gallagher Way from 5 to 6:45pm. A press release about the event mentions that visitors might see something "strange" in front of Wrigley Field's iconic red marquee—hopefully it's just a portal to another dimension and not a ravenous monster.

Once you get inside the ballpark, you'll be able to snag Stranger Things-themed Cubs merch from the team store and head to the Marquee Grill to enjoy a dish inspired by Eleven's favorite snack: Eggo Waffle Chips. Stranger Things actors Cary Elwes (who plays a new character named Major Kline) and Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove) will be in attendance to throw out the first pitch and sing along with the crowd in the seventh inning stretch. Plus, you're pretty much guaranteed to hear a gnarly organ rendition of the Stranger Things theme.

Tickets for the Chicago Cubs Stranger Things Night are on sale now, starting at $33. Unlike the Stranger Things pop-up bar that debuted in Chicago in 2017, this is an officially sanctioned event that won't be receiving any cease-and-desist letters.

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