COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are extremely excited to announce that for the first time in over 10 years The Famous San Diego Chicken will be in Colorado Springs and will be added to the in-game festivities for the Sky Sox games on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. Game time for both events is 7:05 PM with gates opening at 5:00 PM on July 4th and 6:00 PM on July 5th. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets early for these one-of-a-kind events at www.skysox.com.
Previously, The Chicken had decided to take a summer sabbatical from his national tour, his first in 39 years, but has agreed to bust out of his shell and head to Colorado Springs and entertain Sky Sox fans on these two exclusive nights. The Chicken has vowed to stay after each game to sign an autograph for everyone in attendance.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department has announced that all fireworks have been suspended until further notice. While the Sky Sox are hopeful that our regularly scheduled fireworks shows on both dates will still occur, we are mindful that current conditions in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area may not allow for them. With that said, the Sky Sox have been very proactive and have reached out to the greatest entertainer in baseball history, The Famous San Diego Chicken, to entertain fans during the biggest baseball week of the year.
“We are beyond excited to have the one and only San Diego Chicken come to Security Service Field,” said Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor. “Many of our fans saw him as a teen or young adult and now have the opportunity to bring their own children to see the greatest entertainer in baseball history. A whole new generation of Colorado Springs fans will get the once in a lifetime opportunity to witness The Famous San Diego Chicken.”
The Famous Chicken, also known commonly as The San Diego Chicken, has reached icon status as a sports and entertainment personality throughout the nation and the world. In his element as an outrageous comic actor, he's as unique and gifted a humorist as any stage has ever seen. Perhaps in another era, the role of The Chicken could've been played by Harpo Marx, Peter Sellers, Andy Kaufman or other physical comedians. Still, there'd be debate if even those comic greats could've pulled off the live performances in a real world setting that Ted Giannoulas crafts every night he covers himself in costume. His impact is such that The Sporting News editors named him as one of The Top 100 Most Powerful People in Sports of the 20th Century. He's on a list that includes Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens, Pete Rozelle, Ted Turner and Wayne Gretzky among others. Moreover, he has played to more than sixty million people in live attendances—a feat which ranks with the likes of the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson and the late Bob Hope.