There is absolutely no doubt that Chicago is a great hub for both local and international sports. Chicago Stadiums have an interesting history dating back many years, and this has made Chicago a sports museum and venue for many sport lovers.
Wrigley field is a grand baseball stadium in Chicago. For over its many years of existence, it has been called Weeghman Park, Cubs Park and today Wrigley Field. It was constructed in 1914 for the Chicago Whales of the now defunct Federal league, a 1913 franchise of six cities including Chicago which ended in 1915. A year later, the arena was taken over by the Cubs under Charles A. Weeghman and had their first game at the new arena on April 20, 1916, where they beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in eleven innings. Weeghman gave up his shares at Weeghman Park in 1919 to William Wrigley after which the name was changed to Cubs Park. 10 years later, the name was again changed by Wrigley to Wrigley Field and even though ownership has since changed, the arena has maintained the name Wrigley Field.
Guaranteed Rate Field
The Guaranteed Rate Field is home to the Chicago White Sox who had their first game on august 14, 1939 at the old Comiskey Park where they defeated the St. Louis Browns 5-2. This field formerly known as the New Comiskey Park opened on April 18, 1991, exactly three years after the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation for its construction across the street from old Comiskey Park. This field featured an old-time façade brandished with arches, an exploding scoreboard and over 40,000 unobstructed view seats. It attracted over 2,934,154 fans in its first year and after many years going by the name New Comiskey Park, it was renamed the US Cellular Field in January 2003 and recently renamed Guaranteed Rate Field in November 2016.
The Soldier Field opened on October 9, 1924 as a municipal Grant Park Stadium. The name was later on changed to Soldier Field on November 11, 1925 as a memorial to US soldiers who had died in combat.
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It is an American football stadium best known as the home of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) who moved there 1971. The stadium has since experienced a substantial amount of renovation such as when the interior was demolished and rebuilt in 2002 to a more modern facility, with a lowered seating capacity. Such renovation projects are also credited as reason why the stadium was delisted a National Historic Landmark.
The soldier field stadium has been home to other historic sports teams like the Chicago Cardinals of the NFL, Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer and the University of Notre Dame football and has hosted major world tournaments like the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup and multiple CONCACAF Gold Cup competitions.
Chicago stadium is largely decorated for being the city’s premier multi-purpose indoor arena for over 65 years. It first opened with a boxing match on March 28, 1929 and after came, rodeos, rock concerts, circuses, church services, soccer games, water shows etc.
The stadium was situated at 1800 W. Madison and designed for an unobstructed view. It was constructed with steel trusts spanning 266 feet and it was one of the biggest arenas of its kind with a capacity of about 20,000 seats. In 1932, it was the choice venue for basketball, championships hockey and even football. It was somewhat a common sight to see crowded fans outside the stadium closing in on its fabled gate to see famous sports stars perform.
The stadium had lived its dream but owner William Wirtz in 1995, decided to get it leveled due to its aging nature and in favor of a sleek and modern arena, The United Center.
United Center is the largest sports arena in the United States and is home to the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the famous Chicago Bullsof the National Basketball Association(NBA). Though its construction actually begun in April 1992, this famous grand stadium opened on West Madison Avenue in 1994 and replaced Chicago Stadium as the official home of the Bulls and Blackhawks.
In surplus to college and professional sports, the united center stadium has hosted numerous circuses, concerts, figure skating and even the 1996 Democratic National Convention.
This stadium became the largest sports arena at the end of the 1990s after Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and Blackhawks owner William Wirtz jointly provided $175 million for its construction. Depending on the event, it can hold a seat capacity of between 20,500 or 25,000 seats.