Sports & Recreation

Sporting Events

Chicago’s professional sports teams are no joke to Chicagoans. Just ask any Cub fan! While summer may be baseball season, we also have a few lesser-known teams playing in July that are well-worth checking out.


 Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613-4397
(773) 404 – CUBS.

Chicago White Sox
U.S. Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
866-SOX-GAME (To order tickets)

Basketball (women’s)

Chicago Sky
Allstate Arena
6920 North Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Ill. 60018


Chicago Fire
Toyota Park
7000 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL, 60455
Ticket Information: 888-MLS-FIRE

Roller Derby

Windy City Rollers
UIC Pavilion
525 S Racine, Chicago, IL

Football (arena)

Chicago Rush
2340 S. River Road, Suite #402
Des Plaines, IL 60018

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2 thoughts on “Sports & Recreation

  1. Are there any free running groups near the conference hotels? E.g. “Fleet Feet” seems to have free runs weekly for anyone to join, but their locations are a bit far from the conference hotels. Is there something comparable that is closer?

    • The Chicago Area Runners Association lists running clubs here:
      The following ones from their list are in downtown Chicago (see CARA site for contact info).
      Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town (Chicago)
      Niketown Running Club (Chicago)
      Team Fabulous (Chicago)

      There are several others listed in Chicago that would be a short bus/train ride away.

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