Clarion Hotel Midway Airport
7353 S. Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: (773) 581-5300
Fax: (773) 581-8421
Owned by the Village of Bridgeview, this venue is home to the Chicago Fire Soccer team. Now this is a massive arena that towers up four levels and can seat more than 20,000 screaming fans. Fully equipped and easily accessible, the complex boasts an office space, executive and party suites, a terrace and a permanent stage. With its crystal clear sound system and bright lighting, it is also a hot-spot for concerts and musical performances. Hit the website, check the schedule and snap up your tickets—there are various booking options. Enjoy the game or concert in style!
In the Chicago Ridge Park District, the Frontier Park Fieldhouse is a huge fitness and sports center. A playground for children, volleyball and basketball courts, and a walking track are the facilities provided in the arena which host local matches. The magnificent fitness center, fully equipped with the best and latest of exercise equipment is also available on site. A number of events take place here as well, like the Tiny Tot Prom, Daddy-Daughter Date Night etc.
The area's oldest racetrack has been in operation at its present location since 1891 and is still going strong. Hawthorne offers the only live thoroughbred racing during autumn in the area. If you're new to horse racing, don't fret, just stop by the Hawthorne Handicapping and Business Center where you can get a few important tips.
This Sports Center is named after the renowned Chicago business tycoon, Jacoby D. Dickens. Completely equipped with all the sports facilities like the gymnasium,basketball and volleyball courts,training and locker rooms; the center has 2500 seats for the spectators. Much more advanced facilities are added to make the place yet better for the sports people. So do check out for the latest match lined up here.
The Gary Comer Youth Center, located in the city of Chicago is a great place to take the kids to. The center was started in order to help children take part in the right extra-curricular activities and get their lives on the right track, in a warm, safe and welcoming environment. Several events take place here, including plays and other theatrical acts by the kids. There are programs for art and culture, health and fitness, civic engagement and other areas for an overall personality development of the kids.
In 2003, the Chicago White Sox and U.S. Cellular forged a unique partnership, renaming the ballpark U.S. Cellular Field. Dramatic, fan-focused renovations and improvements soon followed. The fully renovated U.S. Cellular Field will be completed by Opening Day 2005. Features include a 15,000-square-foot baseball and softball skills instruction area for kids.
Famous for its "Roll Bounce" movie auditions, The Rink is perfect for a day of fun. There is also a smaller rink in case you are not confident of your skating skills. Along with skating one can also enjoy the pool table, ping pong and arcade games. A great place for family outing. Alcohol is not allowed.
Winter sports enthusiasts will enjoy an invigorating workout in the open air. Built upon the grounds of Midway Plaisance Park, this outdoor Olympic-size rink offers a modern design and well-maintained ice with lots of room to maneuver. Skaters can warm up after their excursion in any of several historic sites throughout the area. Admission is free with a small charge for skate rentals.
A traditional, 18-hole Bent grass course with water play. Built in 1899 near the site of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, the grounds are well-tended with pro shop, on-site Pro, driving range and snack bar. Caddie and pull cart rental are available but no there's no gas or electric cart rental. Ask about twilight, junior and senior rates. Tee times are accepted up to 90 days in advance.
The Two 18-hole Bent grass courses, Port and Starboard, at Harborside International Golf Center are open to the public. Even though this is a public course, many consider it as fine as the best private courses. This place offers various facilities. Green fees on a weekday for a 18-hole is USD65; gas carts are included. Tee times are accepted up to 14 days in advance. There is a dress policy - no denim and collared shirt. Bermuda shorts are required.
Built in 1906 as a private country club, this very amenable, well-maintained 9-hole Bent grass course with water play is now a Chicago Park District course. Amenities included pro shop, club rental and snack bar. The views of the lake and the skyline are inspiring. Tee times are accepted up 90 days in advance.
It was once believed that the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was caused by a cow, owned by a woman named O'Leary, which when she tipped over a lantern. A competing legend exonerates the hapless bovine, placing guilt on Peg Leg Sullivan, who not only started the blaze, but also framed the cow. The Fire Truck Tours recount these stories and fill in any missing details. Climb aboard a vintage fire truck and view the damage caused by Chicago's famous conflagration.