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  • Randall
    West Des Moines, IA116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is stadium number 7 for me. I love this ballpark from a design perspective. It’s kinda like an underground city where all the food is. Then you climb stairs to get to your seats. We sat in section 112 which was nice and shaded from the sun for a 120pm start time. Food was good, not as many options as some other games I’ve been to but taste of food was great unlike the twins ballpark food. This is a ballpark I highly recommend. Plus it’s historical. Cubs lost to the cardinals 3-0 but still a great day.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Arielle
    Mobile, AL119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited during a time that no games were happening, but I still wanted to visit the Bulls/Blackhawks shop to get some gear, and visit the Michael Jordan statue. It was very nice. Lots of cool items inside.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • hockeyaw19
    Marlborough, MA648 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underrated ballpark overshadowed by the nostalgic Wrigley. Tickets were dirt cheap as the Sox are terrible and demand is zero, but that means a great deal and little hassle.

    The park is a bit out of the way - I took the red line from downtown Chicago and got off at Sox-35th. A maybe 5 minute walk brings you to the stadium. There were some sketchy vendors near the station selling nips and other alcoholic beverages which likely isn't entirely legal. And there was an incident on the train where some youths were peddling little baggies of 'stuff' going from car to car, but this seemed to not phase the passengers, most going to the game, and they passed by without incident.

    I stopped at the box office and easily got a $26 ticket that included two drinks in right field on an aisle.

    Went to my section and seat which was had no one in it while the orioles were still taking batting practice. A ball landed in the next section over to mine and I easily walked over and picked it up with no competition.

    I had a Campfire Milkshake which was chocolate ice cream, marshmallow whipped cream and topped with a Hershey bar, toasted marshmallows and graham cracker crumbles. It was average and cost $15. Note - the guest relations folks said these sell out quick and are available in the Vizzy View Bar. I had to ask where they were as no regular vendors had them after looping the stadium.
    Written 8 June 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN5,208 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Strange design in the desire to preserve the historic structure when placing the modern stadium on top of it but it works and it’s a pretty cool place to watch a sporting event. Enjoyed the experience of watching the Gold Cup game between the US and Jamaica last night. Although parking is expensive at $55 and traffic was tough when leaving, tailgating was good and there is public transportation options and the stadium is walkable from most of downtown. Setting by the lake is great as is the surroundings in the museum complex and just south of Grant Park. Concessions were good and plenty of restrooms without long waits although the stadium wasn’t at capacity
    Written 25 June 2023
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  • KarloGato
    Chicago, IL151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw the DePaul-Texas Tech basketball game. First visit here. It was a good size arena for seeing a basketball game, not too big. Easy to get in and park, a short wait to get out.
    Written 14 June 2020
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  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, NV3,550 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were here in early June 2022 for the graduation ceremony of Rosalind Franklin school of medicine. Traffic was a nightmare and it seemed like the traffic control individuals were just yelling at each other. Lines of people stretched for blocks at 8 am for a 10 am graduation. Turns out they were only using 2 of the 5 entrances.

    Seats relatively comfortable, but A/C made it feel like the Arctic circle.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • lori1019
    Chicago, Illinois182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed our Loyola basketball experience. Nice little arena. Upper seats have no backs, but at halftime, if the lower seats are empty, you can move down. Could have a few more food choices,but beer is available which is a plus. Parking in a nearby structure is $10 and it took awhile to get out after the game.
    Written 13 January 2019
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  • roundhead7
    Fairfield, CT31 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    For what we paid for tickets (even with a Groupon), I felt the overall experience should have been better. We knew going in that the view of Wrigley was obstructed, we just didn't realize to what extent. Please note that you can really only see the outfield and maybe a smidge of the infield. We were visiting from out of town and went on a whim. We loved the whole energy surrounding Wrigley and people inside the Baseball Club were pumped. However, the food was just ok. I got a burger and bratwurst - both were barely warmed up. The nachos were kind of sad. Heather the bartender was wonderful though. I remember her name because we named a drink after her. Prosecco and Sprite Zero - really yummy!
    I'm really glad that we were able to experience the rooftop "view" and Wrigley Field, in general, but I don't get why it had to be as expensive as it was. Maybe the food needs to be stepped up a bit.
    Written 9 October 2016
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  • Mary S
    San Marcos, CA129 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had purchased two tickets to attend this rooftops' James Taylor concert. I was not really aware of what the experience would look like or be like, so I did search on Trip Advisor for information. Unfortunately, I only got depressed reading what was available. So, I wanted to update everyone on this experience. They let you in thirty minutes prior to the concert. I was first in line. Getting in was not a problem. I just had to show my ticket and my ID. I quickly walked up to the very top, as I figured that I would get the best view from there. Based on past reviews, I knew that the right field Jumbotron would block any view of the field/stadium. In addition, I guess I was not totally surprised that I couldn't see the front of the stage, either. The stage was in centerfield almost all the way back to the wall/bleachers. The sides were canvassed as was the back of the stage. All I could see was the side...which was completely covered. I could see the first seven rows of people on the field. That was about it. For this particular performance, there was nothing projected on the big left field Jumbotron and of course, there was nothing shown on the television screens at this venue. So, do not go to this rooftop in hopes of seeing your favorite artist. The sound was okay....we were able to hear Bonnie Rait pretty clearly. The drinks were good. They had several different brands of beer on tap, six different types of wine and two different flavors of frozen margaritas! You were only allowed one drink at a time. You could not get a drink for your friend. For food, there was a hamburger, a veggie burger, a chicken sandwich, nachos, elotes, a pasta salad and a strawberry salad. The line for food could be long, but there were three very efficient workers managing the area, so it was not so bad. You were allowed two different items per visit. We had terrific weather and sat on this very comfortable couch. On the very top level, there were tall tables with high seated chairs, some stadium seating and some standing room. On the level just below the rooftop was where they served the food. There was seating available, but I did not check that area out. On the floor below that, there was indoor seating and a bar....but for this concert, no one was using that area. There were television screens at this level and they were showing the Chicago Cubs game. When we left, we asked the guy at the door how many people had bought tickets for the rooftop this evening and he said 200 and that 180 people had shown up. We did not feel like it was over crowded, we were able to enjoy some great drinks and some pretty good food. There were washrooms on the top level and on the level two floors below (the one with the indoor seating). Never had to wait for a restroom...and they were kept clean. The only thing we did not enjoy was the view. As much as we love James Taylor...and his music was good...not being able to see him or anything that they were showing on the two screens connected to the stage as well as the screen behind the band (we had friend who were inside the park who told us that) made the evening disappointing. I feel like this venue should be more forthcoming on what you are likely to see or not see as well as hear.
    So, if you just want to hang with your friends, enjoy unlimited wine, draft beer and food, and listen to your favorite group (and also get a good price via Groupon)....give it a try. If you want to see your favorite artist...and pay a lot of money for food and drink...then you need to be inside the park!
    Crossing this off my bucket list!
    Written 18 July 2017
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  • Henry’s Take
    San Diego, CA1,065 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    While I consider the ability to travel a great blessing, I have to admit that certain complications typically ensue as a result of being away from home. One of those challenges can be how to continue your workout routine when on the road (especially as a tennis player). While I don’t have specific recommendations for how to alleviate this situation in all cities, I can provide some assistance when it comes to Chicago, Illinois.

    Are you looking to play some tennis while visiting Chicago in January even when the windchill is -15 degrees and the courts look like this? Well the McFetridge Sports Center offers year-round opportunities to play on their 6 indoor courts. If you’re traveling with a hitting partner their online court reservation system is relatively easy to navigate. If you’re not, private lessons, clinics, and multiple ball machines are all available to you. If you’d like a chance to “mix it up” with some of the locals while playing some Mixed Doubles, then consider reaching out to my new friend Sheila Spade. She can be reached at sheilaspade@gmail.com and if you give her about a week’s notice she may be able to get you connected with the group that she organizes. I found every person in her group to be welcoming and enjoyable to play with!

    All of the costs associated with your choice of play here are reasonable and a traditional membership at this facility is not required.

    The courts are well maintained and the facility is only about a 15 minute drive from most downtown hotels. While I found the staff here to be mostly disinterested in the concept of “customer service”, if you can limit your interactions with them you should be fine.

    And that’s…Henry’s Take.

    #chicagotennis
    Written 16 January 2024
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