The DNAinfo archives brought to you by WNYC.
Read the press release here.

Watch Son Surprise His Dad With World Series Tickets To Game At Wrigley

By Justin Breen | October 29, 2016 8:02pm | Updated on October 29, 2016 8:25pm
 Justin Escalona with his dad at Wrigley Field for Game 3 of the World Series.
Justin Escalona with his dad at Wrigley Field for Game 3 of the World Series.
View Full Caption
Justin Escalona

CHICAGO — Justin Escalona has been to hundreds of Cubs games with his dad, Emmanuel, but none better than Friday's Game 3 of the World Series.

Escalona, a film student at University of Southern California, surprised his dad overnight at their home in the northwest suburbs, then the pair sat together in the bleachers.

Escalona received the tickets from Seat Geek, and made a three-minute video detailing the whole experience.

"It’s been so long since him and I have had the opportunity to do something together because I live so far away now," Justin Escalona said. "It’s an experience I’ll never forget."

Escalona reached out to Seat Geek, which said in an emailed statement they knew Escalona's plan was "a dream we had to support."

Emmanuel Escalona grew up in the city and graduated from Loyola University Chicago. The founder of Escalona Real Estate LLC spent much of his free time with his son at Cubs games.

""Even though the game didn't end the way we wanted it to, it was such a fun night having my son back home," Emmanuel Escalona said.

Justin Escalona said the best part of Friday's game, which the Cubs lost 1-0, was recapturing the childhood memories he had with his dad.

"The best part of this experience was being able to relive old memories we used to share," he said.


Wrigley Is Wired As Cubs Fans Flood In For World Series

• 'See Ya, 71': Eamus Catuli Sign Gets Pennant Update By Wrigley World Series

When Will The EAMUS CATULI Sign Outside Wrigley Field Change?

Paying Your Respects To 'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks? Here's Where He's Buried

Cubs Won't Offer Aldermen World Series Tickets ... And They're Furious

Cubs Fans All Over The World Celebrate Trip To World Series

Cubs Win National League Title, And Wrigleyville Goes Crazy (PHOTOS)

5 Signs Those Cubs Postseason Tickets Are Probably Fakes

$113 For An Air Mattress? Wrigleyville Airbnb Is Red Hot For Cubs Playoffs

Video Shows All 7 Games From 1945 World Series, The Last In Cubs History (Until Now)

The Cubs and Wrigley Field are 95 percent owned by an entity controlled by a trust established for the benefit of the family of Joe Ricketts, owner and CEO of DNAinfo.com. Joe Ricketts has no direct involvement in the management of the iconic team.

For more neighborhood news, listen to DNAinfo Radio here.