Chicago is a serious sports town. It is known for its
championship teams, energetic running and racing scene and dozens of national
competitions held throughout the city. Sports Enthusiasts will enjoy a number
of attractions, tours and more in sports-loving Chicago.
One of the best ways to learn about Chicago's sports teams
is to take a stadium tour. Experience the history and modern-day tales of Soldier Field,
home to the NFL's Chicago Bears. The behind-the-scenes tour includes the field,
south courtyard, doughboy statue, colonnades, skyline suite and visitors locker
room (25% discount for groups with 30+ people or active military and veterans).
Get an inside look at the legendary Wrigley Field,
home of the Chicago Cubs. Guided tours are offered on game days and non-game
days, and stops include the seating bowl, press box, Cubs' clubhouse, Cubs'
dugout, the field, bleachers and indoor batting cages (stops depend on events
at the ballpark).
Groups of 10 or more can tour U.S. Cellular Field, home of
White Sox, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Tours include the home dugout, press
box, the field, suites and the stadium club.
Sports Museum and
Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch
The ultimate in Chicago sports entertainment can be found on
the seventh floor of Water Tower Place, home to the new Chicago
Sports Museum and Harry
Caray's 7th Inning Stretch restaurant (admission to the Sports Museum is free when you dine at the restaurant).
Begin your visit with a
stroll through the museum, filled with interactive experiences such as skill
challenges, unique sports memorabilia and an array of game-used treasures.
Then grab a bite at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch. Dine on inventive
versions of classic American comfort foods while admiring the photographs and
authentic sports artifacts hanging on the walls.
Catch a Race...
Watch Chicago's active racing community in its prime at any
of the city's hundreds of running and biking competitions. Throughout the
summer, and well into the fall, groups can catch 5ks, 10ks, half marathons and
more being held throughout the city. Many begin in Grant Park, including the
of America Chicago Marathon that runs every October and draws thousands of
people to the city.
...Or Run Your Own
If your group wants to experience Chicago and get some
exercise at the same time, then City
Running Tours is the perfect option. Jog along the lakefront or through the
city streets on one of the daily 5k tours, or create a personalized run based
on your group's desired sights and distance. If running isn't your sport of
choice, try one of the many bike tours available from Bike
and Roll Chicago or Bobby's
There are so many sports games, attractions and events for
your group to enjoy in Chicago. To find out even more about non-professional events
coming to Chicago, check out the Chicago
Sports Commission page for information on hot happenings such as the Big
Ten Tournaments and Frozen Four.