Illinois Sports & Outdoors

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Illinois Sports & Outdoors

  • BASEBALL - Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

    Chicago Sports & Outdoors

    On our last visit to Chicago, we decided to take in a Cubs game because LJ had never been to a professional baseball game. Knock another thing off the bucket list!!! Was a wonderful day with lots of sun and a cool breeze. Sets were perfect and all has a great time.

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  • Individual Sports: Biking, Golfing,...

    Chicago Sports & Outdoors

    Sunday August 25, 2013, in 2010 the starting location changed from the University of Chicago Campus in Hyde Park to the University of Illinois-Chicago campus at Morgan and Taylor streets, in 2011 renamed from the Boulevard Lakefront Tour (BLT) to the Four Star Bike Tour, renamed again in to the 2013 Four Star Bike & Chow 2013 was the 7th time...

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  • FOOTBALL - Chicago Bears at Soldier...

    Chicago Sports & Outdoors

    such irony that Soldier's Field is home of both versions of football. The Major League Soccer Team of the Chicago Fire up to 2005 (Soccer is known as FOOTBALL all over the world ok and is the most popular sport in the WORLD! and it the ORIGINAL football while American Football was copied from it and rugby and modified by Walter Camp and is Just...

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  • BASEBALL - Chicago White Sox at US...

    Chicago Sports & Outdoors

    Last visit June, 2012 The White Sox started playing at the new Comiskey Park in 1991, renamed US Cellular Field or the Cell in 2003. Many Chicagoans still refer to it as Comiskey, frequently mispronounced as ComiNskey, or Sox Park. My interest, along with many other Chicagoans, was renewed when playoff fever spread in 2005 and the Sox chewed up...

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  • BASKETBALL - Chicago Bulls at the United...

    Chicago Sports & Outdoors

    The United Center where Michael Jordan Era of the Chicago Bulls with his crew of Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen in the 1990's made their Chicago Bulls an NBA dynasty and worldwide fame! unfortunateley, the present mainstays of the Chicago Bulls are a ghost of their former selves. The United Center is home to both the Chicago Blackhawks of the...

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  • ICE HOCKEY - Chicago Blackhawks at the...

    Chicago Sports & Outdoors

    I had never seen a live ice hockey game so when my husband's cousin mentioned he had season tickets I said "hey if you are ever looking to get rid of a couple of those tickets..." and sure enough one day he dropped off a couple for April 1st (I did look in the paper to see if he was pulling an April's Fools Day joke!). The Hawks play at the United...

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  • SOCCER - Chicago Fire at Soldier Field

    Chicago Sports & Outdoors

    Ever been to a pro soccer game? No matter your answer, I definitely recommend a trip out to see the Chicago Fire. The new stadium just opened last year (2006), so the Fire no longer have to share with "Da Bears." Toyota Park is a great facility, and MLS soccer is a lot of fun. The Fire definitely have the best (and most entertaining) fan section in...

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  • Chicago - Cycling

    Chicago is on the right track to increase its cycle-friendly popularity. As a cycling advocate I wanted to test it myself by taking a 50 Km (32 mi.) ride along the Lakefront Trail and a few shared roads.I had my own bicycle but those in need could rent one or take advantage of the recently introduced (June 2013) "Divvy" bike sharing system with...

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  • U.S. Cellular Field

    Home of Major League Baseball's Chicago White Sox, U.S. Cellular Field was designed by the architectural firm of Populous and constructed between 1990 and 1991. It replaced the original Comiskey Park which was home of the White Sox from 1910 to 1990, and was demolished to make way for the new Comiskey Park. It had been the oldest ballpark in...

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  • Wrigley Field

    Home of Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field was designed by architect Zachary Taylor Davis and built in 1914. It is the oldest ballpark in the National League and the second-oldest in baseball, after Fenway Park in Boston.Wrigley Field was originally called Weeghman Park and was home of the Federal League's Chicago Whales baseball...

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  • Soldier Field

    Originally called the Municipal Grant Park Stadium, Soldier Field is now home of the National Football League's Chicago Bears. With a seating capacity of 61,500, it is the smallest stadium in the National Football League.The stadium was built between 1922 and 1924 in the Greco-Roman style of architecture. It is perhaps best known for its Doric...

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  • Arlington Park

    Located in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Arlington Park is a race track that has hosted many of the great thoroughbred race horses, including Secretariat (1973), Spectacular Bid (1980), and Cigar (1996).Arlington Park was founded by California businessman Harry Brown. The track opened in 1927 and drew a crowd of over 20,000 to experience...

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  • The United Center

    Home of the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls and the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks, the United Center was built between 1992 and 1994. It was designed by Populous, an architectural firm that specializes in designing sports arenas and stadiums. The United Center replaced the antiquated Chicago Stadium which was...

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  • Cubbies!!!! Chicago Cubs Baby!

    Those Cubbie Fans are so so loyal. You'll never see anything like it. Regardless of the Chicago Cubs record, there will be a ton of fans at the ball park. They love the sport. They love the beer. They love the neighborhood. They love the bars like hanging out at the Cubbie Bar across from Wrigley Field.Easy transportation in from the Burbs or...

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  • Wrigley Field

    The further adventures of trying to visit every Major League Baseball stadium...I have not yet been able to attend a game at Comiskey Park, or whatever the heck they're calling it nowadays but I have seen it from the outside and it looks nice and has a cool bridge from the parking over to the stadium so I look forward to visiting some day soon.As...

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  • Before going in

    get a map, navigate first and note warning signs. We didnt know that a bouey with a + sign inside a diamond meant: "BOATS KEEP OUT". Needless to say, our prop got chewed pretty bad we had to replace it.

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  • Antioch Golf Club, A Real Value

    When we lived in Antioch, Illinois, our home was on the golf course, which, at that time, was called Harbor Ridge Golf Course; today, it is called Antioch Golf Club. The course has been revamped and a brand new brick club house and restaurant have been recently completed after demolishing the old frame facility.This golf course was built in 1954 on...

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  • Three Golf Courses in One Small...

    For a town of only 7,000 people, Robinson has more than its share of golf courses! 1. Deer Run Golf Course 700 North Prairie Street Robinson, IL (618)544-2350Deer Run, a par 3 course with a twist...It is lit for night play! It has narrow, rolling, tree-lined fairways, & there are many beautiful & colorful flowers. It's an easy course with short...

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