Chicago Sports and Event Venues

Chicago Sports and Event Venues 2018-04-12T20:43:52-06:00
Allstate Arena
6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL
(847) 635-6601
Allstate Arena hosts more than 150 events annually, attracting an average of 1.5 million audience members to witness some of the world’s top musical acts. It is the home court for the DePaul University division one basketball team.
McCormick Place
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
(312) 791-7000
McCormick Place is comprised of four state-of-the-art buildings: the North and South Buildings, the West Building and Lakeside Center. Together, they form what many consider to be the economic engine that powers the entire convention and trade show industry. 4 million annual visitors explore 2.6 million square feet of exhibit halls. McCormick Place West is an expansive series of pedestrian promenades and sky bridges that link the entire campus.
Sears Centre Arena
5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL
(847) 649-2222
Chicago’s new arena located in the northwest burbs. Sears Centre Arena is an 11,800-seat multi-purpose family entertainment, cultural and sports center. Seating capacity for the arena ranges from 3,000-6,000 for theater shows; 9,400 for football, hockey, lacrosse and soccer games; 10,000 for basketball games and 11,800 for concerts.
Soldier Field
1410 South Museum Campus Drive
(312) 235-7000
Known as one of the great venues during the “Golden Age of Sports.” Crowds in excess of 100,000 were commonplace. In 1944, 150,000 spectators attended a wartime visit by President Franklin Roosevelt. Soldier Field is also the birthplace of the first Special Olympic Games in 1968. The Chicago Bears moved from Wrigley Field and began using the facility in 1971 and played their first game in the renovated Soldier Field on September 29, 2003.
Toyota Park
7000 S. Harlem, Bridgeview, IL
(708) 594-7200
Since opening its doors in 2006, this venue has treated fans to rugby, football, soccer games, as well as wrestling and mixed martial arts events. The seating for soccer is 20,000.The venue is conveniently located in Bridgeview near I-294 and-I-55, within an easy drive from every corner of the Chicago area. Just 15 miles from Chicago’s Loop. The venue is served by PACE buses and shuttle links with the nearby CTA Midway Orange Line station.
United Center
1901 West Madison Street
(312) 455-4500
The United Center is one of the hottest venues in the United States not only Chicago. After the Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup in over 50 years the fans in Chicago the Black Hawks have begun their campaign to defend the cup. The United Center before this was really made popular by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the 1990’s winning title after title under coach Phil Jackson.
US Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street
(312) 559-1212
U.S. Cellular Field (formerly Comiskey Park) is a baseball ballpark and home of the Chicago White Sox. The park opened for the 1991 season, after the White Sox had spent 81 years at old Comiskey Park. The stadium is situated in Chicago’s Armour Square neighborhood. It was built directly across 35th Street from old Comiskey Park, which was demolished to make room for parking. Old Comiskey’s home plate is a marble plaque on the sidewalk next to U.S. Cellular Field.
Wrigley Field
1060 West Addison Street
(773) 404-2827
One of the oldest and most revered baseball stadiums in the country, Wrigley has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. It was built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. It was called Cubs Park between 1920 and 1926 before being renamed for then Cubs team owner and chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr.

Between 1921 and 1970, it was also the home of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.

Located in Lakeview, Wrigley Field sits on an irregular block bounded by Clark (west) and Addison (south) Streets and Waveland (north) and Sheffield (east) Avenues. The area surrounding the ballpark contains residential streets, in addition to bars, restaurants and other establishments and is called Wrigleyville. Wrigley Field is nicknamed The Friendly Confines, a phrase popularized by “Mr. Cub”, Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.

The current capacity is 41,160, making Wrigley Field the 10th-smallest actively used ballpark. It is the oldest National League ballpark and the second oldest active major league ballpark (after Fenway Park on April 20, 1912), and the only remaining Federal League park.


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