Sports fans love staying in hotels close to Soldier Field. When you stay at The Gwen, you won’t miss a moment of the excitement.
“The Chicago Cubs fans are the greatest fans in baseball. They’ve got to be.”
Chicago’s iconic sports teams including the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs and White Sox have created countless memories for thousands of fans throughout the decades. On your escape to the Windy City, discover an unforgettable Chicago sports event at one of four local venues.
Once named Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field (built in 1914) is the second oldest ball park in the majors, behind Boston’s Fenway Park. Weeghman Park became Cubs Park after it was purchased by the famous Wrigley family in 1920. Shortly after purchase, the park was re-named to Wrigley Field in 1926 to honor the Cub’s owner, William Wrigley Jr. The original scoreboard from 1920 still stands today.
The United Center hosts over 200 events each year, including shows, events and iconic acts. Since opening in 1994, the venue has welcomed over 20 million visitors.
Soldier Field, one of the city’s most recognized landmarks, was developed in 1919 as a memorial to the country’s soldiers. Most famously known as the home to the Chicago Bears, Soldier Field is also used as a premier venue for numerous concerts each year. The stadium was most recently renovated and welcomed the Bears on September 29, 2003.
Did You Know: The Bears called Wrigley Field home from 1921 until 1970.
Once named Comiskey Park, today’s home of the Chicago White Sox was most recently renamed as US Cellular Field in 2003. The White Sox have always called Chicago’s South Side home and many fans still refer to today’s ballpark as Comiskey. The current park opened in 1991 and features a remarkable scoreboard, beautiful arches and over 40,000 unobstructed-view seats.