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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.
The newly renovated Southland Center has 100,000 square feet of space. This includes state-of-the-art Desso Turf, four hardwood basketball courts, a full service restaurant and bar, as well as a concession stand.
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.
Located in Wodland Park, this ball field was named in honor of baseball player Athur Fletcher.
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.
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.
One of the oldest colleges in Illinois, founded in 1837. Blackburn is also one of only seven colleges in the U.S. where students work in exchange for tuition credit, and the only one whose Work program is student-run. This keeps Blackburn's tuition among the lowest of all private colleges in the United States. Over the years, students have literally built Blackburn, brick by brick; the only college campus in the United States to be largely built by its students.
The top sports complex in Northern Illinois which features 14 outdoor soccer fields including a lighted synthetic turf Championship Field and 4 softball diamonds with lights. A perfect place to host tournaments and events.
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.
GCS Ballpark is home to the Gateway Grizzlies, a professional baseball team in the Frontier League. This 6,000-seat venue plays host to nearly 50 home dates from late May through early September.
Citizens Park's 45 acres are home to some of the area's best ball diamonds. Whitey Herzog Field features a lighted baseball complex with batting cages, concessions, and grandstand seating for 300.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bureau County Metro Center is a 50,000 square-foot recreation center with full size gymnasium; 25-yard indoor swimming pool with wading pool and observation balcony; racquetball courts; weight room; cardio-vascular room, elevated running/walking track above the gym; and locker rooms. A 40' x 80' multi-purpose room with adjacent kitchen provides the perfect setting for conventions, expositions, meetings, or wedding receptions.
The Grizzlies Baseball Academy is located at the U.S. Cellular Kid's Zone at GCS Ballpark, and features a three-cage setup for hitting and pitching instruction. On site is the Pro-Batter PX2 Professional Baseball System, a top-notch pitching machine.
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.
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.
Effingham has four community parks. All offer baseball diamonds, play grounds, basketball courts and great areas for family picnics.
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.
Mercy Sportscore 2, a 124-acre site, has 19 regulation soccer fields and 14 practice fields outdoors, and four sand volleyball courts. Home to Wedgbury Stadium, which seats 2,000 spectators, and has hosted IHSA State High School Soccer Finals, pro football games, National Rugby Finals, college rugby championships, professional soccer games with international teams, and USSL W. League Soccer Finals. Recreational activities include: Soccer, Sand Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee®, football, walking, and running. The complex also includes the MercyRockford Indoor Sports Center, which contains three multi-sport indoor fields for indoor soccer, five volleyball/basketball courts, locker rooms, sports equipment store and SkyBox, a family friendly casual restaurant and sports bar. The facility is completely wheelchair accessible and adaptive equipment is available.
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.