Chicago Living - Places - Venues - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Places for performances, concerts, athletics, conventions, tradeshows, gatherings
  • Allstate Arena: Multi-use arena; seats 18,500; music, sports; Rosemont, Illinois (just east of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport)
  • Auditorium Theatre: Performing center; built in 1889; music, dance, education programs; seats up to 3,929
  • Chicago Theatre: historic theater; opened in 1921; National Register of Historic Places
  • Civic Opera: Civic Opera House; Art Nouveau / Art Deco building from 1929; seating for up to 3,600
  • Clubs: Music Club Directory; from Centerstage Chicago; lists small clubs and pubs and also bigger venues for musical entertainment
  • Hawthorne: Horse and auto racing; Cicero, IL; formerly Sportsman's Park
  • McCormick Pl: Convention facility; 20 hectares of exhibit halls; managed by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority; three buildings--South and North buildings and the Lakeside Center; 14 hectares on one level, largest US convention center; complex includes Lakeside Ctr and Arie Crown Theater; CTA bus #3 and the Metra Electric Line stop at McCormick Place
  • Sears Centre: Multipurpose arena; 11,000 seats; Hoffman Estates
  • Soldier Field: Sports stadium; home of the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Fire
  • Tweeter Ctr: Performance center; located near the intersection of I-80 and Harlem Avenue in South Suburban Tinley Park, Illinois
  • United Ctr: Sports and entertainment arena; home of the Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks; seats 20,500 (hockey) and up to 25,000 (boxing)
  • US Cellular Field: baseball stadium; home of Chicago White Sox; formerly site of New Comiskey Park, Comiskey Park
  • Wrigley Field: Baseball stadium; home of the Chicago Cubs; built in 1914
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