Aldermen won’t get free tickets to White Sox home opener

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CHICAGO —¬†Aldermen who want to go to the White Sox home opener on April 3 need to pay their own way.

The Sox offered aldermen and other city officials tickets to the game and a pre-game cocktail reception.

The opening day freebie has been a Sox tradition for decades.

But the city’s Board of Ethics say the ticket is worth more than $50 and is prohibited.

Last year, the ethics board forced the Cubs to pull an offer to let aldermen purchase World Series tickets at face value.