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Rockford Speedway - 200 Lap Enduro
The 2015 Rockford Speedway race season officially begins with the running of the WXRX Stone & Double T 200 Lap Enduro. The four cylinder endurance race features 200 laps of wide open racing action, with the first 100 circuits to be contested on the oval track, while the final 100 laps will take place on the tricky "Monza" course. This year's event offers a $500 top prize, and offers hundreds of dollars in bonuses for the following: best appearing car, highest finishing female driver, highest finishing station wagon, highest finishing automatic transmission, highest finishing driver under 18 years old and highest finishing driver over 55 years old.
Gateway Motorsports Park
Racing enthusiasts of all kinds will find special events around every hair pin from the drag strip, oval, road racing track, National sanctioned carting track as well as concerts and corporate functions. Former race car driver Curtis Francois brought back the track and the NHRA Midwest Nationals. Don't miss many of the other events that are held through the year.
Rockford Aviators Baseball - Home Games at Aviators Stadium
The Rockford Aviators are a member of the Frontier League of Professional Baseball, the longest operating independent professional baseball league in the country. Home games are played at Aviators Stadium.
Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Come out and cheer on the Chicago Fire! Experience the fun and excitement of Major League Soccer at Toyota Park today!
Beyond the Ivy
Beyond the Ivy offers three rooftop experiences for watching a Cubs game—each with its own vibe. The 1010 Waveland Avenue location is their largest rooftop, holding as many as 100 guests—perfect for group outings. Beyond the Ivy at 1038 Waveland Avenue has a modern décor that feels more like a nightclub. Beyond the Ivy at 1048 Waveland Avenue has a classic vibe with a bar-like setting that’s decked out with plenty of Cubs memorabilia—perfect for longtime Cubs fans.
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.
Sheffield Baseball Club
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.
Wrigley View Rooftops
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.
Ivy League Baseball Club
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.
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.
Down the Line Rooftop
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.
Come out to Allstate Arena this summer to enjoy a night of world-class basketball and family fun with the Chicago Sky! With a season that runs May through August, the Sky provides summer-fun for all ages. Chicago's premier women’s professional basketball team offers fans the unique opportunity to get their group in the game, and on the court. Groups can register to high five the Sky players, deliver the game ball to the referee, play on the same court as the Sky or sing the National Anthem. No other sporting event allows you to get as up-close-and-personal with the players!
Skybox on Sheffield
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.
Wrigley Field Rooftop Club
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.
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
A pool of clear bubbling water which sparkles like silver on sunny days provides the basis for the name of Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area. Even on extremely cold days, this pool does not freeze, and visitors marvel at the bordering beds of watercress. Majestic oaks and prairie grasslands provide a panorama of natural beauty to park visitors. The Fox River runs through this picturesque area which is also home to several small manmade lakes. A natural prairie restoration project gives visitors a feeling of the original landscape with native wildflowers, songbirds, waterfowl and upland game. Picnicking, fishing and hiking are popular pastimes in summer, with ice fishing, sledding, ice skating and cross-country ski trails available for the winter sports lover. For relaxing, exercising or just enjoying nature, Silver Springs is the perfect get away location.
Gordyville USA is a family-owned and operated establishment. The heated spacious building encompasses 160,000 square feet of space all under one roof. The multi-functional grounds are the site of several diverse events such as horse shows, flea markets, farm equipment sales, estate and land auctions, and the Annual Gifford Bank Craft Show. There is also a restaurant on the grounds.
Rusty Wallace Driving Experience
No matter what your need for speed, you’ll find it at the Rusty Wallace Driving Experience. You can get your basic adrenaline rush from the “Taste of Speed” racing experience at Chicagoland Speedway. Or ramp things up with the “Advance Racing” option that puts you behind the wheel of a race car powered by a TRD engine—the same one used in Rusty Wallace’s Nationwide cars. In 2014, the Rusty Wallace Driving Experience will be at Chicagoland Speedway April 26-27, May 24-26, June 20-22, August 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, and October 18, 19, 25, 26. See their site for more details.
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Experience NASCAR racing firsthand at Chicagoland Speedway in an “adrenaline pumping thrill of a lifetime.” Suit up and get behind the wheel of a real stock car as you drive 155 mph around the track, or ride shotgun and feel the rumble of 600 horses as you motor down the same asphalt driven by NASCAR drivers. In 2014, the Richard Petty Driving Experience will be at Chicagoland Speedway May 16-18, July 25-27, and September 19-21. See their site for more details.
University Golf Club & Conference Center
18-hole championship golf course; Restaurant, full menu; live entertainment; weekend breakfast/brunch; Banquet & Meeting facility, custom design to fulfill your special event.
Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure
You’ve seen them race, now drive in real stock cars that have been used in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. At the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure, you can drive around Chicagoland Speedway at speeds over 170 mph. Or you can choose the Ride-Along to experience the thrill of NASCAR racing like never before as a professional driver thunders you around the track. In 2014, the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure will be at Chicagoland Speedway June 14-15 and August 16-17. See their site for more details.
Rockford IceHogs Hockey
The Rockford IceHogs are a professional ice hockey team that plays in the American Hockey League.They began play during the 2007–08 AHL season at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL. They are the top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL.
Founded as part of the International Hockey League in 1994, the Chicago Wolves have enjoyed two decades of consistent success on the ice as home to some of the most prominent names in American hockey, like Chris Chelios, Troy Murray and Rob Brown.
NASCAR Racing Experience
You can’t get much closer to the real thing than this. At the NASCAR Racing Experience, you’ll drive a race car that’s been driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin and other NASCAR drivers. You’ll get a true NASCAR driving experience: There’s no pace car to follow. Passing is allowed. And you’ll have in-car Racing Electronics radio communications. In 2014, the NASCAR Racing Experience will be at Chicagoland Speedway May 9-10, July 4, 5, 11, 12, and August 29-30. See their site for more details.