What do you get when you combine the love of Chicago, hot dogs, and baseball? Chicago’s latest sports team and newest member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball – the Chicago Dogs! As a tribute to the city of Chicago, you may notice the logo features the colors and stars of the Chicago flag. One thing I love about this baseball team is their main goal of making every day fan appreciation day. Awesome, right? We had a fun day enjoying Chicago Dogs baseball, and I’m sure you will too!
- A brand new stadium. The stadium is brand new so it’s pretty clean overall (especially the bathrooms!) There are also plenty of seating options and it seemed like every seat would have a great view. We were lucky to snag awesome seats behind home plate.
- Sundays are Family Sundays. Buckets (and I mean HUGE) buckets of popcorn are only $3 with free refills. Large sodas are also $3 with unlimited refills. They also have other fun themed days such as Mustard Monday, Brewsday Tuesdays, Wiener Wednesdays, Rosemont Thursdays, Fan Fridays, Showtime Saturdays.
- Kiddie fun. They have a small kids zone with games and a track where they time how fast you can go. Stay tuned as the team will be adding new activities and games throughout the season.
- Fun between innings. Plenty of entertainment to keep everyone entertained from dancing on the Floss cam or watching people battle it out on the field in bubble balls. See if you can spot Squeeze, the mustard mascot, and his silly antics throughout the stadium.
- Wieners! You can’t go to a Chicago Dogs game without trying a hot dog. You can even get one from Wiener’s Circle. It happens to be their second location.
Can’t go to a Chicago Dogs baseball game without have a hot dog. Excited to check out the new Impact Field Stadium in Rosemont. . . . . #otheplaceswego #sharechicagoparent #fun #summer #play #sundayfunday chicagofun #chicagomom #windycitybloggers @thechicagodogs #chicagodogs #NoKetchup #baseballgame #impactfield @carolfoxassoc #rosemont
- Take a walk around the stadium. Impact Field has a 360-degree viewing meaning you can walk around the perimeter of the stadium. It was a great way to cool off from being in the sun. Plus, look at those views!
- Showcase your skills. Do you have a kid ages 8-15 that wants to test their baseball skills? After every Sunday game, kids have a chance to get on the diamond at Impact Field and test their baseball skills with the purchase of a ticket. Head to their website to register.
- Ice cream. When the weather is hot, you’ll need to cool down. Nothing like a chilly ice cream treat! Splurge and get a sundae in a souvenir cup.
Tips to Enjoy a Chicago Dogs baseball game:
- Impact Field gates open 60 minutes prior to game time. Head there to get food, explore the stadium, or get player autographs.
- Outside food is not permitted in the stadium.
- Kids can run the bases after every home game.
- If you go on a sunny afternoon game, bring a hat, sunscreen, and stay hydrated. Since the stadium is a 360-degree open concourse, there’s essentially no shaded seats and it does get HOT. We found shady spots when we walked around the walkway towards left field (by the highway).
- Splurge and enjoy one of the 7 private seating experiences including the Rivers Stadium Club with a premium buffet and all the beer, wine, and soda you can handle.
- You’ll have to try a Chicago-style dog for sure. And although they promote #NoKetchup on the dogs, they still offer it for other ketchup-lovin’ visitors.
Fun Facts about Chicago Dogs Baseball:
The team is managed by former Boston Red Sox Manager, Butch Hobson.
- The stadium has 6,300 seats.
Come out with your family and welcome the new baseball team to Chicagoland. You’ll have a great (and affordable) time with the family!
Address: Impact Field, 9850 Balmoral Avenue, Rosemont
Parking: 850 spaces available in their parking garage for only $3. Enter this address in your GPS for the parking garage: 5505 Pearl Street, Rosemont. It’s also adjacent to the stadium, so easy in and out.
Cost: Tickets are very affordable and start at $9 a seat. Kids 2 and under are free.
Disclosure: Although my family and I were given complimentary tickets. our opinions expressed are those of our own.