Few cities have sports history as rich as Chicago. From iconic athletes to an inimitable championship pedigree, Chicago sports success runs deep.
To honor Chicago sports' legacy and keep the good times rolling for years to come, visitors need to make a journey to the Chicago Sports Museum and new Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch in Water Tower Place.
First, head to the new Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch, serving some of the city's finest grub in a huge, high-energy environment. Executive Chef Joe Rosetti has put a spin on some classic American comfort food, from inventive burgers and oven-fired pizzas to hand-dipped milkshakes. A carefully curated wine list and wide selection of local craft beers aim to please. HD flatscreen TVs adorn every wall, ensuring you're not missing any game action while dining.
After you've had your fill of delicious food only a Harry Caray's can bring, head right next door to the Chicago Sports Museum. Guests of 7th Inning Stretch receive complimentary admission to the museum, so obviously you'll want to check both out.
Combining unique sports memorabilia and a vast array of game-used artifacts with hi-tech interactive experience, the Chicago Sports Museum is a veritable playground for all sports fans looking to get up close and personal with some of their beloved teams and players.
Measure up your talent with Chicago's finest athletes in interactive skills challenges that measure your strength, size and agility. In Forensic Sports, discover some of sports' greatest mysteries using CSI-style techniques. In the Hall of Legends, admire the pantheon of Chicago greats, including Frank Thomas, Richard Dent, Patrick Kane and Scottie Pippen.
In the Fan Zone, make sure to pay tribute to Harry Caray himself, the legendary broadcaster who called 27 years of White Sox and Cubs baseball. In the center of the museum, visit a replica broadcast booth where you can call a game like Harry and sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." See how your Chicago sports knowledge stacks up in a giant interactive trivia game. The fun never runs out.
For those that want to throw some spectacular private events, both venues serve as unmatched options for any business function or gathering.
Anchoring the 7th floor of Water Tower Place, 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum combine to create a 23,000 square foot complex with stunning meeting spaces. Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch provides catering for all events in the museum, so your guests won't be disappointed with the in-house fare.
The Chicago Sports Museum can be rented out
for private events with receptions up to 700 guests or for seated events
up to 260 guests. Smaller spaces within both establishments can also be
rented out, with 7th Inning Stretch providing all catering.
Natural light flows in through the massive windows providing some fantastic lake views from the 8,000 square foot museum, which can be enjoyed in between highly interactive museum exhibits exploring the legends and lore of Chicago sports.
For more information planning an event at the Chicago Sports Museum, visit their website or call 312.631.2001.