Summer is just starting up, which means that Chicago schools will be letting out all over the city, and kids everywhere will be free of school and homework. However, after the initial euphoria over the start of summer fades, many of these kids will be left bored and with little to do.
People who love sports should take a look at going to Chicago for a vacation. Chicago has a massive variety of professional sports teams for people to see. These include some of the most notable teams in sports history.
Baseball fans will love Chicago because it has two Major League Baseball teams. Fans can head up north to see the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Fans can also go south to see the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Chicago Bears are also great for sports fans to see. This National Football League team, which plays on the lakefront at Soldier Field, has been in operation for nearly a century.
The United Center is home to two major sports teams. The NBA’s Bulls have won six NBA championships in its history. The Bulls are best known as the team that basketball legend Michael Jordan played with.
The NHL’s Blackhawks also play at the United Center. The team has won four Stanley Cup titles. One of these titles was won in 2010. The Blackhawks are also an Original Six hockey team. They were one of six teams in the NHL to play between 1942 and 1967.
Soccer fans will enjoy the Chicago Fire MLS soccer team. The Fire, who plays at Toyota Park in the suburb of Bridgeview, is one of the league’s oldest teams. It was formed in 1997.
There are several other sports teams in other leagues to see as well. Women’s basketball fans can catch the WNBA’s Chicago Sky at the Allstate Arena in the suburb of Rosemont. The Chicago Rush Arena Football League team and the Chicago Wolves minor league hockey team also call the Allstate Arena home.
College sports fans will also enjoy the city of Chicago. The city is home to such notable colleges as Northwestern, Northern Illinois and DePaul.
At the annual winter meetings for baseball, the White Sox made a bold move by re-signing Paul Konerko. The Cubs on the other hand stayed very conservative without making any such decisions.
Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf is expected to have a meeting with Craig Landis, Paul Konerko’s agent on Monday. Reinsdorf is well-known to close deals quickly. Rumor has it that Konerko will return to the South Side of Chicago for about $13 million over two years, with a 3rd year option included.