Illinois Hotel Reservations
Illinois Sports Teams
Check Out the Bulls and the Bears
See a Cubs Game at Wrigley Field
When it comes to sports teams in Illinois, the list is hardly short. Canvasing nearly the entire state, professional and college sports teams generate plenty of state and local pride, while yielding an inviting atmosphere for interstate travelers.
Chicago, the eclectic hub of culture and tourism, features professional teams in all major sports like NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, and MLS.
Visit the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls, and the Chicago Blackhawks, for exciting basketball and hockey action. Set in downtown Chicago, the United Center has been home to the Bulls and Blackhawks since it opened in 1994.
Chicago suburbs like Burbank, Countryside, and Oak Forest are great destinations when you’re on your way to Toyota Park, home to the Chicago Fires FC of the MLS. Found in Bridgeview, Toyota Park has housed the Fire since 2006.
Baseball fans from all the over the Chicago area enjoy having a choice between the Cubs and the White Sox. Visit cities like Naperville, Hillside, and Westmont during the spring, then check out Wrigley Field, set just north of downtown Chicago. South of downtown Chicago is U.S. Cellular Field, home of the White Sox.
In central Illinois, you’ll find Champaign, a charming city just north of Savoy that’s home to the University of Illinois. The University of Illinois Fighting Illini have amassed a generous following of fans from all over the state, including cities like Monticello, Springfield, and Lincoln.
Head to northern Illinois and visit DeKalb. Home to the Northern Illinois University Huskies, DeKalb residents and visitors enjoy trips to Huskie Stadium, home to the NIU Huskies football team – check it out during the fall.
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Water Slides in IL
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World's Largest Bottle of Catsup
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