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Since opening its gates in June of 1999, Crestwood's Standard Bank Stadium has been a true staple of Chicago's Southland community. As home to the Frontier League's Windy City ThunderBolts' independent professional baseball team, Standard Bank Stadium has welcomed over 1.4 million fans and continues to provide wholesome, family fun for all ages. With a fixed seating for 2,599 fans, the ballpark also has additional seating in multiple areas to accommodate large groups. With an artificial turf playing surface, an HD video board and a professional sound system, this versatile venue also hosts amateur baseball games and tournaments, an IHSA 3A & 4A Super Sectional tournament, concerts and other community events
The Chicago Bandits are a women's professional softball team based in Rosemont, Illinois. Since the 2005 season, they have played as a member of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). The Bandits won the 2008 NPF championship, defeating the Washington Glory in the final game of the championship series. The team won their second NPF championship following the 2011 season when they won the championship series two games to none over the USSSA Pride. Following the 2015 season the team won its third NPF championship defeating the USSSA Pride two games to none. They play their home games at Rosemont Stadium in Rosemont, Illinois.
This is the ultimate destination for anyone who loves sports. The only sports bar with 22 projection TVs and 140 flat screen TVs. If your sport is on TV they have it! OTB, slots, shuffleboard tables, pool tables, sand volleyball, team trivia, indoor tobacco shop and lounge. Fantastic menu, MUG club and drink specials. Three separate bars and private spaces available for catered parties. Salsa dancing w lessons featured on Tuesday’s and Friday’s as well as Team Trivia Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.
The folks at Brixen Ivy pride themselves on catering to your group as you catch the Cubs game across the street. Their rooftop facility was built from the ground up specifically with group events in mind. The result is a state-of-the-art facility that offers your group a chance to watch the game, socialize in a climate-controlled bar or on private decks—all while taking in the game outside, through soaring windows, or on one of the many big-screen TVs.
This brand-new rooftop facility features over 9,000 square feet of space when enjoying the Cubs game across the street. The rooftop offers stadium-style seating that gives you a complete view of Wrigley Field. Outside you’ll also find a large covered bar, umbrella-covered tables and plenty of plasma TVs. Large groups can also enjoy the game from two other levels: the stadium club and All-Star suite where you’ll find state-of-the-art amenities and upgraded food menus.
This brand-new Wrigley rooftop was built from the ground up in 2010 to take advantage of the stunning views while also offering guests unparalleled comfort during the game. Five levels, the most of any Wrigley rooftop, provide many different ways to enjoy the game—from outdoor stadium-style seating atop the rooftop to three levels of indoor lounges. Each one is accessible by elevator and features its own restrooms, full-service bars with premium draft beers and wine, as well as their own food service.
Located just left of the third-base line, this rooftop offers a unique view of Wrigley Field. Your vantage point gives you a clear site line to home plate and a sweeping view of the bleachers and historic scoreboard in centerfield. Guests have access to four areas of this facility: Wrigley View Lounge, Stadium Club, Stadium Buffet and the outdoor Sky Deck where you’re rewarded with panoramic views of not just Wrigley Field, but also the city.
Catch a Cubs game from one of the original Wrigley rooftops. Skybox on Sheffield is perched just inside Wrigley Field’s right field foul pole and offers spectacular views of the field just across the street. Renovated in 2011, Skybox on Sheffield offers four luxurious levels, including a three-tier outdoor roof deck, a lavish indoor clubhouse and 150 stadium seats. Guests will also enjoy a three-course menu served with an extensive beer selection from Goose Island.
Charlotte West is a Stadium built for champions. During its eight years of existance, the stadium has played host to three MVC Softball Championship and one NCAA Regional Championship. The SIU Softball Team alone is nationally ranked and an overall treat to watch. Not to mention the Stadium itself is recognized as being the best collegiate Softball Stadium in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Located down the right field line, Wrigley Field Rooftop Club is one of the closest rooftops to home plate, and even closer than some seats in the ballpark. Built in 2008, this is one of the largest rooftop facilities overlooking Wrigley Field, offering over 9,000 square feet of space on three levels: the Rooftop Level, the Stadium Club Level and the exclusive MVP Suites, with a clear view of the game from each seat.
Down the Line Rooftop is perched along the first base line in right field, just 448 from home plate. You’ll have a stunning view of Wrigley Field and can mill about between two different levels that are home to bars, large-screen TVs and climate-controlled spaces. Picture windows in the bar just below the rooftop give you floor-to-ceiling views of Wrigley Field.
Murphy’s Rooftop offers the most intimate setting among the Wrigley Field rooftops. You may recognize it as the rooftop adorned with the Harry Caray lighted sign. The rooftop holds just 75 guests and is perfectly situated just beyond the bleachers, giving you a ballpark vibe without the big crowds and long lines. Plenty of food and beer are just a few steps away. And as a bonus, Murphy’s Bleachers is located right below—a Wrigleyville institution that’s been a favorite hangout not just for Cubs fans, but also for many Cubs players over the years.
Boasting one of the best views of Wrigley Field, this rooftop places you just beyond right-center field. The rooftop offers stadium-style seating and covered outdoor areas as well as an interior climate-controlled clubroom that offers barstool seating and views of the game on plenty of HDTVs, including one in the floor.
The Northern Illinois University Huskies play in the MAC Conference and have a diverse athletic department. Their many sports teams include: Men’s football, baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis and wrestling, while their women’s teams include: Basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
The University of Illinois Fighting Illini play in the BIG10 Conference and have a diverse athletic department. Their many sports teams include: Men’s football, baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis and wrestling, while their women’s teams include: Basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
President-elect Barack Obama is an avowed fan of the Chicago White Sox, and is often seen wearing a White Sox baseball cap. U.S. Cellular features an exploding scoreboard, an old-time facade, complete with arches and over 40,000 unobstructed-view seats.
This rooftop overlooking Wrigley Field is home to the iconic “EAMUS CATULI!” sign (Latin for “GO CUBS!”). Unlike the other rooftops, the Lakeview Baseball Club is a private club, which means you have to become a member to purchase rooftop tickets. Located just beyond the right field bleachers, this rooftop includes a climate-controlled clubroom, 100 outdoor bleacher seats and two different levels that offer stunning views of Wrigley Field.
These newly constructed additions to the sports facilities at SIUE serve as the home of the softball and baseball teams, respectively.
The Southern Illinois Miners Rent One Park is the stadium where The Southern Illinois Miners Frontier league baseball team plays from May through September.
The Northwestern Wildcats offer some of the best Division 1 college sports action in the Midwest, featuring 19 teams and competing in the Big Ten Conference.
The University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement. It's distinguished by the breadth of their programs, broad academic excellence and internationally renowned faculty. This Big Ten school offers rich experiences beyond the classroom from the best in performing arts to world-class sports. Discover the scenic campus through tours of the historic buildings and those that are pushing the envelope in technology.
Since opening its gates in June of 1999, Crestwood's Standard Bank Stadium has been a true staple of Chicago's Southland community. As home to the Frontier League's Windy City ThunderBolts' independent professional baseball team, Standard Bank Stadium has welcomed over 1.4 million fans and continues to provide wholesome, family fun for all ages. With a fixed seating for 2,599 fans, the ballpark also has additional seating in multiple areas to accommodate large groups. With an artificial turf playing surface, an HD video board and a professional sound system, this versatile venue also hosts amateur baseball games and tournaments, an IHSA 3A & 4A Super Sectional tournament, concerts and other community events.
Come tour the Northern Illinois University, catch a show preformed by their Theatre or Dance department, or explore one of their Art Galleries. There is much to do on campus including their new Anthropology Museum, an Observatory, the Huskies Den or take in a game! Their Museums are free to visit, some fees may apply for shows or School of Music Concerts. There is never a dull moment on campus!