How to get around Chicago to watch a game

While we can’t guarantee a stress-free performance from your team, we can certainly tackle the stress related to the day’s travel.

Chicago is considered one of the great sport cities in the U.S. Image credit: Sawyer Bengtson/Unsplash
Chicago is considered one of the great sport cities in the U.S. Image credit: Sawyer Bengtson/Unsplash

Chicago is a city synonymous with American sports. Steeped in history and traditions across all the major national sports, Chicago is home to an incredible array of sporting institutions. 

With a city as enormous as Chicago, it makes sense to organize your travel. Whether it’s an airport transfer from Chicago O’Hare Airport, or to and from the arena in advance, downloading the Blacklane app for a reliable car service is just the ticket. That way, you can concentrate on the more important matters of the day. 

If you’re in the Windy City, here’s the best way to enjoy the city’s sports culture.

Chicago Bears

The city has been home to the Chicago Bears since 1921, and the team is one of only two of the original remaining franchises from the original NFL founding, alongside the Arizona Cardinals (who were also originally based in Chicago). 

The Bears are a national institution, holding a plethora of league records including the most NFL wins, the most retired jerseys, and the most enshrinees in the national Hall of Fame. With so much to shout about, even fans of hated rivals the Green Bay Packers are forced to admit the Bears are one of the most recognizable and preeminent sports franchises in the country. 

Based at Soldier Field, the football season may be over for this year but you can absolutely book yourself a tour of this magnificent arena – one of the largest venues in North American sports. 

During the month of March you’ll also be able to catch some soccer games – Chicago Fire will hope to capture some of the stadium’s magic with four fixtures here during this month and next. If you’re heading up for a game, remember to book a reliable Blacklane service to get you there with minimum fuss. 

Chicago Bulls

During the 90’s, Chicago was home to what many consider to be the greatest basketball team of all time, the era-defining Chicago Bulls. 

Led by the iconic Michael Jordan, the widely touted greatest player of all time, the Bulls won a remarkable three championships in a row – the second time they had done so in the decade. Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman were among a spectacular supporting cast as the city of Chicago marveled at the most dominant display of success in American sporting history.

A Blacklane ride from anywhere in the city to and from the United Center means you can afford to relax and enjoy the spectacle. No stresses about public transit or local taxi firms – just pure basketball and plenty of excitement. 

Whether you’re a long-time Windy City resident or just in town for the weekend, catching a game is like tapping directly into the sporting culture and history of the United States. The Bulls will play at home three times in March, against the Bucks, Cavaliers, and Raptors, so book a ticket in advance to see America’s greatest basketball franchise in person.

Chicago Cubs and White Sox

Baseball in Chicago is as old as the sport itself, with the Chicago Cubs and the White Sox sharing the role as the city’s star franchises.

The Chicago Cubs and White Sox share the dubious honor of having the longest and second longest championship drought in American baseball history. 

Recent years have been kinder to Chicago, however, and the Cubs managed to end their drought in 2016, while the White Sox ended their 87-year trophy-less run in 2005. Get along to the world-famous Wrigley Field if you’re in town, and enjoy a day’s entertainment. 

March brings the possibility to take in a number of training games before the season begins in earnest, and offers fans a chance to cast their eye over new signings and get a handle on how well they can expect the season to progress. The White Sox have penciled in games against the San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, and LA Dodgers (among others), so head on down to the Guaranteed Rate Field.

Meanwhile, the Cubs have drawn up a few practice games against the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, and San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field – perhaps the most famous arena in baseball. If you’re in town at the end of March, you could watch both the Cubs and the White Sox play each other – a friendly local rivalry which ensures Chicago will come out on top, no matter what.

Baseball culture is really something that is best experienced first-hand, the perfect and age-old American way to wile away the hours with hot dogs, frien,ds and family. Trust a Blacklane service to get you there and back safely