Where to Catch a Game in Chicago

Chicago is one of 10 U.S. cities to boast teams from all five major American professional team sports (baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer). Naturally, allegiances — and grievances, namely among the North and South Sides — abound. Simply put, Chicago sports are part of the city’s very fiber and these five stadiums are exactly where to start.

Whether you call it Comiskey Park, Sox Park, The Cell or Guaranteed Rate Field (333 W. 35th St., mlb.com/whitesox/ballpark), be sure to catch a White Sox game on Chicago’s South Side. Just go knowing it’s about more than home runs and fireworks here — the ballpark fare is legendary and there’s an interactive 15,000-square-foot Xfinity Kids Zone, accessible from the park’s 100, 300 and 500 levels.

Root for (one of) the home team(s) at historic Wrigley Field (1060 W. Addison St., mlb.com/cubs/ballpark. Only marginally updated in its 100-plus-year history, the ivy-trimmed Friendly Confines offer an old-timey taste of Americana.

Located on the Near West Side, the United Center (1901 W. Madison St.) is the home of both the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. Plus, it hosts concerts from some of music’s biggest acts.

Situated on the Near South Side, historic Soldier Field (1410 Museum Campus Dr., soldierfield.net) is where the 1985 Chicago Bears won the hearts of fans and the ”Superbowl Shuffle” was born. For the best view, aim for upper seats in the south end zone.

Catch the Chicago Fire at SeatGeek Stadium (7000 S .Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, 708-594-7200, chicagofirefc.com). Live music events are also held here during the summer, including Chicago Open Air, a raucous three-day rock fest.


Of course, when you’re ready for a break from the revelry and rivalries, we have some other inspiration for you.

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