Visitors come from all over the world to experience Chicago’s electric, sports-loving energy. And when you stay at The Gwen, you won’t miss a moment of excitement. With five major sporting franchises and countless championships won, it’s no wonder our crowds cheer the loudest. Discover why Chicago is one of the best sports cities in the country, and watch our elite teams compete on home ice, court, and field.
Legendary Venues, Elite Teams & Fiercely Loyal Fans
Wrigley Field | Home of the Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field—built in 1914—is the second-oldest ballpark 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 renamed Wrigley Field in 1926 to honor the Cub’s owner, William Wrigley Jr. The original scoreboard from 1920 still stands today.
Soldier Field | Home of the Chicago Bears
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 of the Chicago Bears, Soldier Field is also used as a premier venue for countless concerts each year.
The United Center | Home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks
Introducing the largest arena in the United States. In addition to being Chicago’s NBA and NFL hub, The United Center hosts over 200 events each year, and has welcomed iconic artists like The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and Eric Clapton. Since opening in 1994, the venue has welcomed over 20 million visitors.
Guaranteed Rate Field| Home of the Chicago White Sox
Once named Comiskey Park, and then U.S. Cellular Field—today’s home of the Chicago White Sox was renamed Guaranteed Rate Field in 2016. 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.