Chicago

Chicago

Chicago is one of the all-time greatest sports cities and is one of 13 American cities with professional teams from all four major sports played in the U.S. It’s also one of only four cities with two Major League Baseball teams. With the exception of the Bulls and the Blackhawks who share a venue, each team has its own stadium for games and events. This means not only are there tons of opportunities to watch games year-round, but there are also a bunch of awesome venues to visit around town.




United Center

Address: 1901 West Madison Street

Location: Chicago, IL

Team: Chicago Bulls NBA Chicago Blackhawks NHL

Capacity:

23,500

United Center is a multi-purpose arena located in the Near West Side neighbourhood of Chicago, Illinois. The United Center is home to both the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association and the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.

General Tips:

Non-flash, still cameras of any type may be used to take pictures of sporting events or events where house lights are illuminated during a performance as long as it does not interfere with other guests view. Any tripod or other photography equipment may not be used or placed in any area of the building without a building issued media credentials. Selfie sticks are not allowed inside the arena.  

Non-flash, still cameras of any type may be used to take pictures of sporting events or events where house lights are illuminated during a performance as long as it does not interfere with other guests view. Any tripod or other photography equipment may not be used or placed in any area of the building without a building issued media credentials. Selfie sticks are not allowed inside the arena.  

United Center prohibits all backpacks and hard-sided bags, along with any other bags (including briefcases, luggage, purses and diaper bags) that are larger than 14”x14”x6” in size. Single-compartment drawstring bags and fashion backpack purses will be permitted. Please note that all approved bags are subject to inspection upon entry, and the United Center is unable to check or store prohibited items during the game.

All guests entering the arena are subject to visual inspection, bag check, and metal detection conducted by United Center security. Guests will be required to walk through metal detectors at all gates. This revised procedure will replace wanding at the entrances.

No. The United Center has a strict no re-entry policy for all events.

Children that are under 36 inches in height do not need a ticket to enter the arena. The adult will be allowed to have one child sit on his/her lap.

Yes, there are many ways to get to and from the United Center. Visit our Directions & Parking page for specific details.

Outside food or beverages are not permitted inside the arena. The United Center is proud to offer gluten-free, kosher, vegetarian and vegan menu items. Visit our Dining & Catering page or download the United Center Mobile App for a listing of special dining locations.


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Soldier Field Stadium

Address: 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive

Location: Chicago, IL

Team: Chicago Bears Other

Capacity:

61,500

Soldier Field is an American football stadium located in the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois. It opened in 1924 and is the home field of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, who moved there in 1971

General Tips:

Stadium gates open two hours prior to kick-off. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE fans to arrive early and be patient when entering the stadium. The enhanced public safety procedures at stadium gates recommended by the NFL will increase comfort and safety of fans at the game but will require extra time for inspections and screening. Walk-through metal detectors will be used at the gates.

Small handheld cameras are permitted into Soldier Field. Professional grade audio or video recording equipment, tripods, selfie sticks and monopods are not.  

Based on recommended NFL public safety best practices, we strongly encourage fans to not bring any bags. One (per person) of the bags listed below will be permitted inside Soldier Field.


· Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12”x6”x12”

· One-gallon re-sealable clear freezer bag

· Women’s clutch purse no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” with one of the clear plastic bags

· Medical bags for accompanying the patron

All items subject to search. All other bags will be denied. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, non-clear cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions with zippered covers, pockets or flaps, computer bags, camera bags, and any bag larger than the permissible size.

For a complete list of Prohibited Items, see “Prohibited Items.” For more information on the NFL Bag Policy visit, https://www.chicagobears.com/gameday/bag-policy.

Guests must return unauthorized items to their vehicles. The Bears and SMG/Soldier Field Management cannot safeguard items which are not permitted to be brought into the stadium.

Guests may not exit and re-enter the venue.

Children under 32” tall are permitted entry inside Soldier Field without a ticket provided they obtain a complimentary lap pass prior to entry. Ticketed patrons will need to obtain a lap pass at the Gate 10 Ticket Office at Soldier Field on gameday. The child receiving the lap pass must be present when the pass is issued. There is a limit of one lap pass per game ticket. The child must sit on a ticketed patron’s lap for the game and may not occupy a seat.

The Transportation Center, (a.k.a. “East Museum Lot”) at the corner of McFetridge and Museum Campus Drive, is where CTA, Metra shuttle, and Pace bus services will be available for fans’ drop-off and pick-up. For schedule and route information, please contact the Regional Transit Authority at: (312) 836-7000 or rtachicago.com. Due to limited parking on game day, we strongly encourage utilizing public transportation.

To access the parking-transportation guide click HERE

Aramark is the exclusive food and beverage concessionaire at Soldier Field. For a complete listing of food and beverages available, please check the Chicago Bears Mobile App brought to you by Verizon, visit ChicagoBears.com, or any Fan Services booth on gameday. Food for personal consumption is permitted if the container is not prohibited by the NFL Bag Policy. The Chicago Bears prefer Visa.


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Wrigley Field

Address: 1060 West Addison Street

Location: Chicago, IL

Team: Chicago Cubs MLB

Capacity:

41,649

Wrigley Field is a baseball park that is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two Major League Baseball franchises. It first opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park for Charles Weeghman's Chicago Whales of the Federal League, which folded after the 1915 baseball season.

General Tips:

Wrigley Field gates open two hours prior to the scheduled game time unless otherwise specified.Alcoholic beverages will not be sold after the last out of the 8th inning during day games and the last out of the 7th inning or 10:30 p.m. for night games. Guests who appear to be under age 35 are required to show a valid photo ID indicating legal proof of age when purchasing alcohol at Wrigley Field.

Visitors are welcome to bring video and still cameras into the ballpark; however, tripods are not allowed in the seating areas. Recordings may be used for personal viewing only. Any other use, distribution or commercial use is prohibited. Fans may not distribute any copyrighted game information without permission of the Chicago Cubs.

Each entry gate has designated bag check lines for all guests carrying items which need inspection. All other guests can use the express lines. All bags, purses and containers are subject to inspection prior to entry and should not exceed 16" x 16" x 8" inches. For more information, visit Cubs.com/Security.  

Guests may not exit and re-enter the ballpark.

Fans age 2 and under are admitted to regular season Cubs games without a ticket, provided they are seated on the lap of a parent or guardian.

For the safety of our youngest fans, the Cubs offer identification wristbands for children to wear with their parent/guardian's contact information and seat location for the game. These wristbands will help reunite lost children with their parent/guardian. Wristbands are available at the Fan Services Booth.

Public transportation is the recommended way to get to Wrigley Field. CTA Bus #152 (Addison) and CTA Bus #22 (Clark) both stop at the intersection of Clark and Addison streets. The CTA Red Line stops directly at the Wrigley Field Addison station. For more details visit www.transitchicago.com.

No glass bottles, cans or alcoholic beverages of any kind may be brought into Wrigley Field. Hard-sided coolers and thermoses of any kind are not permitted into the ballpark. Water in unopened plastic bottles is allowed to be brought into the ballpark. For more information, visit Cubs.com/Security.

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Guaranteed Rate Field

Address: 333 West 35th Street

Location: Chicago, IL

Team: Chicago White Sox MLB

Capacity:

40,615

Guaranteed Rate Field is a baseball park located in Chicago, Illinois, that serves as the home ballpark for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball. The facility is owned by the state of Illinois through the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority and is operated by the White Sox

General Tips:

In an effort to ensure the safety of all, guests entering Guaranteed Rate Field will enter through upright metal detectors and all carry-in items will be searched. To allow for these security measures, guests are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early. Our gates open 90 minutes prior to the first pitch (Opening Day the gates open 2 hours prior to first pitch).

Fans are welcome to bring cameras into the ballpark. However, video cameras may not be used to reproduce the game and must not interfere with other fans. No large camera bags or tripods/camera supports are allowed into the park.

All bags, purses, fanny packs and backpacks 16x16x8-inch or smaller are permitted and subject to search upon entry and within the ballpark. Soft-sided coolers and soft-sided briefcases are permitted. Hard-sided coolers and briefcases, ice packs and cooler inserts are not permitted.

You may enter with:

  • Carry in food in a small, clear (see-through) plastic bag.

  • Enter with small, soft-sided bags (no larger than 16" x 16" x 8") that will be searched prior to entering the park.

  • Carry in one sealed plastic bottle of water, one liter or less in size, but no other beverages of any kind.

  • Use small, compact umbrellas. When opened, they may not obstruct the view of other guests. Golf size umbrellas are not permitted into the ballpark.

  • Enter with a stroller, umbrella size strollers are suggested.

Full details of the code of conduct can be found HERE

Guests may not exit and re-enter the ballpark.

Guaranteed Rate Field offers complimentary admission to children under 36" in height. However, we do require that the child sit in their accompanying adult's lap and do not occupy an additional seat. Promotional giveaways are only available for ticketed guests. Tickets for children taller than 36" are priced the same as adult tickets.

Guaranteed Rate Field is easily accessed via public transportation. The area is serviced by CTA's Red Line and Green Line, a Metra/Rock Island stop and a number of bus routes.

For CTA information, visit transitchicago.com. For Metra information, visit metrarail.com.

See Bags sections above fr items that can be taken into the stadium, food and beverage for all dietary restrictions can be found HERE


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