Game Day Eats, Drinks, and Fun around U.S. Cellular Field

Jul 4, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of fans outside U.S. Cellular Field prior to a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 4, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of fans outside U.S. Cellular Field prior to a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

The White Sox are off to a hot start, a major league leading and franchise best start in fact. As fans, we need to do everything that we can do to get to the park, and fill the seats to support our White Sox. There’s no good excuse not to do so, the crutch of years past that “I don’t want to pay to watch a losing team” is now out the window.

So I’m going to do a service for White Sox fans everywhere and cover all things game day, from ticket pricing options, to eats, and drinks around U.S. Cellular Field this season. The Bridgeport, and Armor Square neighborhood’s are filled with places to enjoy before, and after White Sox games and here are just some that you should check out this season.

Ticket Pricing

U.S. Cellular Field Seating
U.S. Cellular Field Seating /

The White Sox offer many ticket options for fans in 2016, from single game purchases to flex plans, and full season plans. Here’s some of the more appealing options.

Single Game Tickets: Single game tickets are base on the White Sox “Dynamic Pricing” where prices fluctuate based on the day of the week, the time, opponent, etc. , but consistently range from as low at $7 dollars for the upper corners to $80 dollars for the “Diamond Box” seats that are directly surrounding both the third and first base dugouts. The Best value in my opinion would be the “Outfield Reserved” (Sections 100-107, and 157-159) typically ranging from $25 to $28 dollars per ticket. The section is the outfield seats in left field, and right field surrounding the bleachers and the “Fan Deck” in center-field.

Pick 7 Plan: The Pick 7 Plan features your choice of one game from the Crosstown Cup series against the Chicago Cubs, and then one or more additional games during each month of the season. Prices start as low as $55 per seat in the upper level and $131 per seat in the lower level. Please note the Pick 7 Plan does not include guaranteed Postseason options.

Abreu 4-Pack’s: Abreu 4-Packs are available now for all Thursday home games. Each pack includes 4 Upper Box game tickets, 4 hot dog value meals and a parking pass for just $79!

Family Sunday’s: Family Sundays, presented by Coca-Cola, cover all thirteen (13) Sunday home games in 2016 and feature tickets as low as $5 in the upper level and $15 in the lower level. Plus, parking is available for only $10. The White Sox ballpark experience for kids on Sundays in 2016 also will feature special kid-focused activities throughout the concourse and the opportunity to run the bases after games (weather permitting).

First One’s On us: Come out to U.S. Cellular Field on select Fridays during the 2016 season and get two Outfield Reserved tickets and two food or drink items for just $49. Each ticket you purchase will include $8 in Bonus Bux – more than enough to cover your first soda, beer, hot dog or sausage

Those are just some of the options that the White Sox have made available to fans for the 2016 season. As always they offer the White Sox Kids Club, Free T-Shirt Thursday’s, Flash Sale’s every Monday via e-mail for subscribers, and much more. So get to the ballpark and be a part of the fun in 2016!

If you’re going to the ballpark, and you’re looking for something to do around the stadium either before or after the game here’s some excellent eats, and drinks!

Cork & Kerry at The Park (3258 S. Princeton Ave)

Cork & Kerry's At The Park
Cork & Kerry's At The Park /

Cork & Kerry at the park is conveniently located on the corner of 32nd & Princeton, one block from the U.S. Cellular Field  parking lot where the old home plat stands. They offer domestic, and craft beer options on tap, and excellent food. 670 The Score often does their shows live before Sox games, in the front of the bar.

35th Street Red Hots (500 W. 35th ST.)

35th Street Red Hots is located a couple blocks west of U.S. Cellular Field, and offers the traditional Chicago Style hot dog and fries among other menu items. It’s been a staple in the neighborhood for decades.

Morrie O’Malley’s Hot Dogs (3501 S. Union)

Morrie O'Malley's Hot Dogs
Morrie O'Malley's Hot Dogs /

Speaking if Bridgeport staples, Morrie O’Malley’s Hot Dogs has been a neighborhood favorite since 1989, featuring seats from the old Comiskey Park in front of the building. As a kid who grew up in the Bridgeport neighborhood, I love O’Malley’s, and try to stop there before games as often as I can. They have been featured on WGN’s “Chicago’s Best”, as well as inducted into the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame. If an excellent hot dog and fries, or their award winning strip steak sandwich sounds like something your looking for, head over the the corner of 35th & Union before the ballgame.

Buffalo Wings & Rings (3434 S. Halsted)

If a traditional hot dog stand isn’t quite what you’re looking for, head over to Buffalo Wings & Rings on Halsted St. They offer a variety of Burgers, and Chicken, as well as a large selection of domestic and craft beers on tap with a multitude of screens to watch as well.

Grandstand (600 W. 35th St)

If you’re looking for an extensive selection of White Sox of Chicago sports memorabilia, then Grandstand, located three blocks west of U.S. Cellular Field is the place to be. They offer the most extensive selection of White Sox, and Chicago sports apparel and memorabilia in Chicago. Another neighborhood staple for years, the Grandstand will have exactly what you need to show your White Sox colors before the ballgame!

So what are you waiting on? Get your tickets, and get down the the neighborhood for this weeks home stand versus the Boston Red Sox, and the rival Minnesota Twins and enjoy good food, good drinks, and good times while watching your first place Chicago White Sox!