Chicago White Sox Stadium
Getting to the Chicago White Sox Stadium - US Cellular Field
The Chicago White Sox Stadium, US Cellular Field is located next to the Dan Ryan Expressway (I90/I94) at 333 West 35th Street just to the south of downtown Chicago. Traffic along the Dan Ryan can get quite congested at most times of the day. The only time you might see less traffic up and down this corridor is on weekends or holiday's, but even then it's still quite busy.
Chicago White Sox Stadium is an open-air stadium that seats approximately 40,600 fans. There is standing room for an additional 800 fans.
On our last trip to a White Sox game we took the train from downtown Chicago to the 35th St./Sox stop. Without exception, this was the worst experience going to a game or leaving a game we've experienced. That includes trips we've taken to Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in NYC when we've gone to those stadiums by train.
It was about a 30-35 minute train ride from the train stop at Chicago Avenue and State Street in downtown Chicago to the ballpark. The fare is $2.25 each way per person.
The train just left the terminal area at Chicago Avenue when we arrived, so we waited for the next train. We didn't know how long it would be before the next train arrived, but it was somewhere between 10-15 minutes. We've since learned there is a smartphone app that will tell you when the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) trains will be arriving at their terminals.
In our experience, if you have a car you can drive to the ballpark, that is your best option. It will cost $25 to park in the stadium parking lots. You can take a taxi if you don't have transportation to the game. We had friends visiting Chicago for a White Sox game who took a taxi from downtown. It cost them $20 for the ride to the game, but due to the traffic and busy roads leaving the game it cost them $60 for the return ride downtown.
In the photo of the Chicago Sports Depot shown below that's located outside of US Cellular Field, which professional Chicago sports team is NOT displayed on the building? Post your comments in the Facebook Comments section at the bottom of this page.
Tours are offered of the Chicago White Sox stadium that will take you to the press box, the suites, the Sox dugout and you even get to go out onto the field. You get to visit the Stadium Club too, which is a members only restaurant located in the stadium. The tours are at 10:30am and 1;30pm when there won't be a game that day. When there is a game, there is a 10:30am tour only. The tours are for 10 or more people.
The White Sox offer a raffle for each game that helps support their charities. You can purchase raffle tickets up through the fourth inning. The winner is announced in the eighth inning. If you win, you get to keep have of the money from the tickets that were purchased at the game. The other half goes to the Sox charities.
Sing, Sing A Song
Can you see yourself singing the National Anthem at a major league ballgame? You can have that chance to sing at the Chicago White Sox stadium. They will accept entries and get back with those that make the cut. All that you need to do is submit an mp3 of you singing the Natinal Anthem to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you get picked let us know and post about it in the Facebook comments at the bottom of this page!