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Road Trip to US Cellular Field (Commiskey)

When they first built the new Commiskey (and now called US Cellular Field),it was a profound disappointment. Over the years, however, the Club has responded to the cries for upgrades. The 2005 version, just in time for their winning the world series for the first time since 1917, is a significant improvement, and they've done more since then. The extremely high third deck is gone, and the area there now has a partial roof. The park is a bit more intimate. Even before these changes, there were some real fine features: an excellent baseball museum was my favorite. Showers in the outfield concourse give the kids something to do on a very hot day. And the concourses were spacious. The ballpark is right off the CTA, so it's convenient to take public transportation. Paid parking is ample nearby. The Sox also had half-price ticket days on Mondays, and other special ticket deals. On non-crowded days, it's easy to move to more preferable seats (e.g., under the roof). The (micro) beer selection could be improved.

  • Official Regular Season Schedule
  • Ballpark Ticket Office: 866-SOX-GAME (866-769-4263), or 312-674-1000 (general offices)
  • Official ticket information
  • Location: 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
  • Ballpark Directions
  • Radio: 670 WSCR
  • Hotels:
    • Note; You don't really want to stay next to the new Comiskey Park. And since it's right off the Red Line, there's no reason to. Stay in downtown, or in a suburb on the ELL
    • City Suites Hotel, 933 West Belmont, Chicago.
      Near the Red, Brown and Purple lines, and less expensive but still quality compared to those near Wrigley or downtown. Ask for the GO Chicago pass.
    • See the listings for the Cubs
    For more information on nearby lodging, click here.
  • Airport: O'Hare International (ORD)and Midway (MDW) Note: It's often cheaper to fly to Midway instead of O'Hare. The public transportation CTA train goes to both.
  • Activities:
    Chicago is a great city for visiting. Highlights include touring the Frank Lloyd Wright neighborhood, The Art Institute of Chicago Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art (both museums are some of the best in the world, and worth seeing), the Shedd Aquarium, The Navy Pier on Lake Michigan (with its amazing stained glass museum), plus the other Chicago MLB team. The Milwaukee Brewers are an easy day trip as well. And there's wonderful blues music. About two blocks away from the Hilton in downtown Chicago is Buddy Guy's blues club: with great blues music, you can get up and dance, or sit and just take it all in. Walking along the waterfront park is also a relaxing stroll.
  • Closest Major League Baseball Teams: Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Nearby Minor League Ballparks: Arizona League consists of 8 teams: visit Minor League Baseball for more.