Five Things To Do
For Chicago Sports Fans
Chicago Illinois offers so many things to do from events and activities to restaurants, nightlife, family events, shopping, and so much more! Sports fans are not forgotten though. Chicago is the hub of activity for sports fans with multiple professional and other teams. The following are five things to do for sports enthusiasts in Chicago.
When in Chicago during baseball season, one of the things you should do is visit Wrigley Field. Home of the 2016 World Series winners, the Cubs are fighting to make the postseason once again. With less than 20 games to go until the playoffs, the Cubs look like the favorites to win the Central Division. Starting September 12th, the Cubs will play six straight games at home with the first three against the New York Mets, then the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs-Cardinals hold a great rivalry, and with both teams fighting for the playoffs and to win the division, this will be one series you will not want to miss.
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If you are in Chicago and you are not a Cubs fan, there is another baseball team in Chicago you can watch, the White Sox. While the White Sox will not make the playoffs like the Cubs, it will still be a fun time to go out and watch a baseball game. Starting October 22nd, the White Sox host their last homestand. The first three games are against the Kansas City Royals, and the last four are against the Los Angeles Angels. One of the best games to go to will be against the Angels, fans will have a chance to see one of the American League MVP candidates, Mike Trout.
It is football season once again, and that means the Chicago Bears are back. With one week down, there is still plenty of time to buy tickets and go to Soldier Field to watch the Bears. The Bears will be on the road in week two, but will be back in Chicago for week three when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers September 24 at 1:00 PM ET. On November 12th, the Bears take on their rivals the Green Bay Packers. With the chance of snow, the Packers-Bears games are always fun to watch. Buy your tickets now, or you may miss out to watch a great game.
The United Center plays host to the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks. After losing Jimmy Butler to a trade, the new young Bulls look to show what they can do. With less than one month until preseason, the Bulls play their first home preseason game October 6th against the Milwaukee Bucks. Make sure to clear your calendar on October 21st, as the Bulls take on the San Antonio Spurs in their first home game of the regular season.
In less than a month, the Chicago Blackhawks are ready to hit the ice. After being knocked out by the Nashville Predators in the first round, the Central Division Champions start the season off against the defending champions the Pittsburgh Penguins. It will be a great opening test for the Blackhawks after losing key members of the team from last season. If you cannot make it out to the opener, two days later they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. If you do not want to wait for the regular season, their first home preseason game is September 21st against the Detroit Red Wings.
If baseball or football are not your favorite sports, then maybe the Chicago Fire FC is for you. Toyota Park is the home of the Chicago Fire FC, the Fire is part of the MLS and will be in the playoffs. With only a couple games left in the season, the playoffs begin in October. The Fires next home game is September 16th against D.C. United, then New York City FC September 30th, and the last home game of the regular season is October 15th against the Philadelphia Union.