Monday, September 14, 2009

Chicago- U.S. Cellular Field Review

U.S. Cellular Field
Year Built: 1991
Capacity: 40, 615
Surface: Grass
Cost to Build:
$267 million
Overall Grade: C+
Return Someday: Maybe

I went to Chicago in 2007 and visited both MLB ballparks in the windy city. We took the train from our hotel to the southside of shy town to catch a White Sox game. Unfortunately our seats were in the upper level, which restricts you from traveling to see everything that it is in the lower levels. There is a secret to get to the lower levels if you dare. Just tell the ushers that deny you access that you want to go to the Majestic custom t-shirt shop, which is located on the bottom level. This worked, even though we weren't lying, because we got a couple of matching shirts to commemorate our trip, and we got to see the rest of the stadium. The stadium workers were friendly but not overly friendly. The food options were pretty standard. The stadium was pretty generic looking overall. I did like the pinwheels in the outfields that light up when the Sox hit a homer. There are statues of historic players on the main concorse that demonstrates the franchise's rich history. I even took a photo next to the original pudge's statue. Not sure if I would ever return someday, maybe if the Yankees were in town and I happened to be in Chicago.

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