Da' Cubs, Da' Bears, Da' Bulls - Chicago Sports Tours!
1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL
Wrigley Field is one of the most historied ball parks in North America with the Chicago Cubs having its share of ups and downs as a baseball team while still maintaining one of the most loyal fan bases one could imagine. For over 90 years this place has become a legend and is a major tour destination point in Chicago, especially for unofficial sports historians. It has also maintained its name in an age where parks, fields and arenas are taken over by commercial empires and are given monikers that reflect the corporate owners ranging from insurance providers to mobile phone companies. Be sure to visit Wrigley Field before it becomes i-Park or Face-field. If YAHglobal.Com buys the landmark one day we promise to keep the name Wrigley.
Depending on game day scenarios, the official tour can include a walk through the both the Cubs and visitors clubhouse (no sabotaging allowed!), dugouts, on-deck circles, press box, bleachers and mezzanine suites.
Tours depart from Gate D (at Addison and Sheffeild Ave) every 30 minutes.
$25/each (Available at Clark & Addison box office)
Children 2 and under admitted free
Group discounts are available by calling 1(773)-404-CUBS
1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL
The name lets you now that this is more than event arena or new playing field for the 2006 NFC Champion Chicago Bears (home since 2003). Soldier Field is first and foremost an homage to the fallen warriors that have lost their lives in battle for their country, with a walk through the Grand Concourse, South Courtyard, Memorial Waterfall and Veteran's Memorial providing for moments of appreciation and reflection. But rightfully true to proud American form is the time honored tribute to the sports that bring us all together and thus Soldier Field is also a place to celebrate what is probably the actual U.S. favorite pastime (based on TV ratings); NFL football.
Tours run approximately 45 minutes and are available on select dates (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM) by calling 1(312)235-7244.
Student (12 yrs old and older) $10
Child (12 yrs old and under) $4
Toddlers/Infants (3 yrs old and under) FREE
Group discounts are available
United Center - Chicago Bulls
1901 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL
United Center is home to the Chicago Bulls and the “The best there ever was. The best there will ever be.” statue of Michael Jordan. The inscription written into the 5 foot high black granite base of the additional 12 feet worth of his “airness” reaching to the sky at a towering 17 feet, is bold and 100% true. Feel free to leave comments below if you disagree with this statement so we can ridicule you in return in an online war that you have no hopes of winning. For everyone else, the United Center is the place to pay homage to the athlete phenom at the site of the tribute statue which came to birth in 1994 with an unveiling audience that included suspender wearing Larry King in addition to it's live likeness and often suspended in air Michael Jordan.
The statue is one of the most photographed attractions in Chicago and probably the most digitized image of a sports based image in America to date. While there are no official tours of United Center, you can visit Fandemonium, the official team store of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks hockey team. The store is only open on game days so be sure to check schedules here when in town.
333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL
The Chicago White Sox are the American League version of Chicago's baseball history and have served the city proud with the most recent World Series title earned in 2005. The White Sox played in the old and familiar named Comiskey Park until 1990 with the new Comiskey Park opening in 1991. The park kept the title until 2003 when it was unfortunately named U.S. Cellular Park, as yet another field to fall victim to brand name take overs, not exactly catchy nor exuding nostalgia. While "U.S. Cellular Field" doesn't have the same ring to it (pun attack!) as Comiskey, a tour provides visitors with plenty of memorabilia, anecdotes of success and scandal and an inside look for fans of the White Sox, baseball, sports, or simply rich Chicago history in general.
The tour includes a walk through the home dugout, the press box, the field, the suites and the Stadium Club. Tours are available for groups of 10 or more on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30AM on game days and 1:30pm on off days. Advance reservations are required at 1(312)674-1000.