U.S. Cellular Field

Capacity: 41,432     Opened: 1991

 

Located in Chicago’s southside, “The Cell” is another great park to enjoy while you’re in Chicago.

 

What makes this stadium unique?

U.S. Cellular Field was criticized by many for the high upper bowl and lack of character and has since gone through numerous renovations since its opening in 1991. The ballpark pays homage to Comiskey Park (former ChiSox ballpark) with the “exploding scoreboard,” black and green color scheme, and large murals that line the lower concourses. Look for the two blue seats in the outfield. They signify where Paul Konerko’s Grand Slam (section 159) and Scott Podsednik’s walk off home run (section 101) landed in game two of the 2005 World Series. For fans looking to go to batting practice for autographs and pictures, make sure you have a lower bowl ticket or they won’t let you down.

 

 

Dining and Nightlife

  1. George’s Restaurant

    George’s Restaurant

    3445 South Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL
    60608

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    Before the game stop by neighborhood favorite, George’s Restaurant, on 3445 S. Halsted Street for their White Sox Special of the day.
  2. Pizzeria Uno

    Pizzeria Uno

    29 E Ohio St
    Chicago, IL
    60611

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    If you’re looking for real Chicago pizza, you can stop at Pizzeria Uno where the deep dish was invented on 29 E. Ohio St. or my personal favorite, Leona’s on 3215 N. Sheffield.
  3. First Base

    First Base

    3201 S Normal Ave
    Chicago, IL
    60616

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    Just remember, “You Can’t Go Home Until You Stop at First Base.” Like the rest of the neighborhood this sports bar loves their home team!
  4. Catcher’s

    Catcher’s

    901 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL
    60609

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    Join ChiSox fans at Catcher’s Inn before or after a game. This hole-in-the-wall will enchant you with its homer atmosphere or its game day drink specials!
  5. Shinnick’s Pub

    Shinnick’s Pub

    3758 South Union Avenue
    Chicago, IL
    60609

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    Love beer, shots, and the Sox? Well two out of three isn’t bad, so head to Shinnick’s Pub after a game for a true South Side experience.

 

Transportation/Parking

If you drive to U.S. Cellular Field, be prepared to pay $23 to park in a garage next to the stadium. The CTA Red (Sox/35th) and Green (35th/Bronzeville) line have stops right next to the stadium. For more information check out the CTA website. Also I suggest buying a 3/7 day pass so you have unlimited rides. It will end up saving you money.

 

Weekend for Two*
Chicago South Loop Hotel (2 Nights) $220
Tickets (2 Upper Reserve Tickets) $16
Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Pizzeria Uno: Numero Uno Deep Dish Pizza and 2 Beers)
Saturday Lunch (George’s Restaurant: 2 White Sox Specials, 2 Beers)
Saturday Dinner (Shinnick’s Pub: 2 Dinners, 2 Beers)
Pre-game at First Base (4 Beers)
$0
$47

$25

$42
$28

CTA 3-day Passes (2) $28
Total $406

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.

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