My Travels – MLB Stadiums: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago White Sox (May 11, 2012)

Kara and I headed up to Chicago this past weekend to spend time with my family, see my sister Jenna graduate from college, and catch a White Sox game. I’ve seen a game at U.S. Cellular Field before since I lived in Chicago for six years but this was Kara’s first game at “The Cell”. We enjoyed a beautiful night at the ballpark and the White Sox beat the Royals, 5-0, behind Gavin Floyd’s gem of a game (5 hit shutout). Seven stadiums done, twenty-three to go!

Here’s some of what I’ve learned from visiting U.S. Cellular Field…

If you’re wanting to save a few bucks on parking, avoid traffic for a bit, and have an “experience,” I’d recommend taking the Red Line on the “L” (CTA) to 35th/Sox. Parking tends to run $20 and up around the stadium and with the L costing $2.25 a ride, the cost might outweigh driving. The Red Line drops you off less than three blocks from the stadium and it’s a short walk to the entrance gates.

There’s all sorts of great food sold throughout the stadium but I’d suggest going with a classic Chicago style hot dog if you’re catching a game. That always washes down well with your beverage of choice and soft serve ice cream in a collector’s plastic helmet. There’s a Bacardi’s lounge on the first floor and all sorts of great views of the surrounding area. You can even catch an incredible view of downtown Chicago from the exit ramps after the game.

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