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Chicago Sports Guide

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Chicago is home to a host of different sports teams, so if the fine arts and theater aren’t your cup of tea, don’t worry. Stop by the historic Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs. Or head to Guaranteed Rate Field to cheer on the Windy City’s other MLB team, the White Sox. If you’re not a fan of America’s favorite pastime, make some time to stop by the United Center, which the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks call home, and check out a thrilling basketball or ice hockey game.

Chicago Cubs

If you find yourself in Chicago between the months of March and October, take the time to stop by the historic Wrigley Field. This stadium is home to the Chicago Cubs, one of the oldest MLB teams in the country. The Cubs are the only MLB team to have never changed their city and have been active in Chicago since 1871. As part of the Central Division of the National League, the Cubs have won three World Series titles. Their most recent win was in 2016 when they beat Cleveland, marking the team’s first championship since 1945. Wrigley Field has undergone recent renovations, known as The 1060 Project, to preserve the legacy of the ballpark and its loyal fans. 

Chicago White Sox

The other favored baseball team of Chicago is the White Sox who play at Guaranteed Rate Field on the South Side. A newer team than the Cubs, the White Sox were established in 1900 as the White Stockings, coming into their present name four years later. The White Sox also play in the Central Division of the National League, though they were previously members of the West Division until 1993. The White Sox hold three World Series titles, with their most recent win in 2015. 

Chicago Bulls

Join Benny the Bull at the United Center in cheering on the Chicago Bulls when the NBA regular season starts in October. The Bulls were founded in 1966 and play in the Central Division of the NBA’s Eastern Conference. With the help of infamous basketball players, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, the Bulls won six NBA championships in the 1990s and helped bring the league into the spotlight. NBA teams like the Bulls play 82 games in the regular season so you have plenty of chances to see them take the court. 

Chicago Blackhawks

Don’t miss out on watching one of the “Original Six” hockey teams compete at the United Center. Established in 1926, the Chicago Blackhawks are a part of the NHL’s Central Division in the Western Conference. The Blackhawks are one of the top NHL teams with six Stanley Cup wins, the most recent taking place in 2015. With 16 Divisions Championship titles since their inception, hockey fans will be in for a great time at a Blackhawks game during the NHL season which runs from early October to early April.

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Chicago Sky

Chicago’s WNBA team, the Sky, competes in the league’s Eastern Conference. While relatively new to the league, being formed in 2006, the Chicago Sky had a streak of success from 2013 to 2016. During this time, the Sky made four playoff appearances and played in the WNBA finals in 2014. Most recently this team has experienced another successful streak and with the guidance of coach James Wade, won their first WNBA championship in 2021. The Chicago Sky home court is located at Wintrust Arena, where DePaul University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams also compete.

Chicago Hounds

The Chicago Hounds are part of the Western Conference of Major League Rugby (MLR). The expansion franchise played its inaugural season in 2023 as the league’s 12th club. The Chicago Hounds play at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview, Ill., which is located southwest of Chicago. Do not miss seeing the Chicago Hounds during the upcoming MLR season. The Hounds play from mid-February to mid-June with around 18 games in the regular season.

Chicago Fire FC

If you find yourself in the Windy City between the months of February and October, make time to catch a Chicago Fire FC game. Named in remembrance of the tragic fire of 1871, the Fire Football Club is Chicago’s Major League Soccer (MLS) team. The squad competes in the Eastern Conference. Fire FC holds a 1998 league title after defeating D.C. United. This stellar team has also won four U.S. Open Cups, the most recent wins taking place in 2000, 2003, and 2006. Make sure to grab your Chicago Fire FC tickets to watch this club take the pitch at Soldier Field, which also hosts the city’s NFL team, the Bears.

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears joined the NFL in 1920 and are currently part of the North division of the NFC. The Bears have the second-most wins of any NFL franchise, beaten by the Green Bay Packers. The Bears have won nine NFL Championships, including the 1985 Super Bowl where they defeated the New England Patriots with an astonishing final score of 46-10. Join the Bears at Soldier Field as they host games from September to January. 

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