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
3445 South Halsted Street
Before the game stop by neighborhood favorite, George’s Restaurant, on 3445 S. Halsted Street for their White Sox Special of the day.
3201 S Normal Ave
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!
901 West 35th Street
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!
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)
|CTA 3-day Passes (2)||$28|
*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.