Chicago has a fantastic sports heritage, and there are some legendary sporting venues that visitors to the city should visit. With a range of conveniently situated places to stay, you can plan your own sports-themed vacation.
Wrigley Field has been the home of the Chicago Cubs Major League baseball team since 1914. The field has been renovated a few times over the past 30 years, but the traditional outfield walls that are covered in ivy remain. It’s best to get there early on a game day to make the most of your visit. This will give you plenty of time to try a traditional Chicago Dog and take your photo by the Wrigley Field sign, which has been in place ever since the venue opened.
US Cellular Field
Chicago’s other Major League baseball team, the Chicago White Sox, play at this field. Whereas Wrigley Field is more than a hundred years old, the White Sox only moved to US Cellular Field in 1991. The field has seen many changes since then. For an authentic experience, you need to sample the Giant Slugger, which is a two-foot long hot dog loaded with toppings.
This is the venue for the local NFL team, the Chicago Bears. It is the league’s oldest stadium, but some of its recent modernizations have divided the local sporting community. On a visit here, you can see the 250-foot Memorial Water Wall and have a photo taken with the Doughboy statue, which is situated at Gate O.