Guaranteed Rate Field
is located in Chicago, Illinois and is the home of the Chicago White Sox. The park opened at the beginning of the 1991 season ending the White Sox 81 year run at old Comiskey Park. The new stadium also opened with the Comiskey Park name, but became U.S. Cellular Field after U.S. Cellular bought the naming rights in 2003, although many people continue to use the name Comiskey Park. Until its demolition, the old Comiskey Park was the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball, a distinction that now goes to Fenway Park in Boston.
The stadium was the first new major sporting facility built in Chicago since Chicago Stadium in 1929, a few design features from the old park were retained, most notably is the “exploding scoreboard” which pays homage to the original installed by Bill Veeck at the old park in 1960. The original field dimensions and seating configuration were very similar to those of Royals Stadium (now Kauffman Stadium) in Kansas City–which had been the last baseball-only park built in the majors in 1973.
In response to numerous fan complaints, the stadium has undergone many renovations since the 2001 season in order to retrofit the stadium to current trends. These new features have included building a multi tiered concourse beyond center field, adjusting the fences to make the outfield less symmetrical and the removal of 6,600 seats at the top of the upper deck.
Location: 333 West 35th Street Chicago, Illinois 60616 Opened: 1991 Capacity: 40,615 (with standing room at least 41,432 Field Surface: Natural Grass
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Guaranteed Rate Field General Stadium Information
From the North:
Lake Shore Drive South to 31st Street exit. East to the
Ballpark and follow signs to parking.
From the Northwest:
Kennedy Expressway (90/94) East to the Dan Ryan Expressway (94) East to 31st Street.
From the West:
Eisenhower Expressway (290) East to the Dan Ryan Expressway (94) East to 31st Street.
From the South:
Dan Ryan Expressway (94) West to 35th Street.
From Northwest Indiana:
Indiana Toll Road (90) to Dan Ryan Expressway (94)West to 35th Street.
U.S. Cellular Field offers parking in lots located adjacent to the stadium both to the north and to the south. Parking can be purchased at the park or in advance for $20 (2007 Regular Season).
Please note – all cash parking day of game is located in the south lots.
If you are using the “L”, take the Red Line to the Sox/35th station. The park is less than one block away.
Box Office Numbers
Box Office Hours
Non Game Days:
Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m
Weekday Night Game 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Weekday Afternoon Game 9:00 a.m.-6:00p.m.
Weekend Games: 9:00 a.m.-2hrs after start of game
Types of Payment Accepted
American Express, MasterCard, Visa & Discover. Ticket Windows do not accept checks.
NEW! Ticketmaster Will Call Kiosks are available for will call pick-up on the day of the game! There are 2 will call kiosks located at each of the following gates: Gate 3, Gate 4, & Gate 5. Simply bring the credit card used to purchase the tickets to the kiosk, swipe your card and wait for your tickets to print! No more waiting in long will call lines! Kiosks are currently available for day of game will call pick-up only; advance pick-up and ticket sales are NOT available at the kiosks currently.
Ticketmaster Will Call (phone or internet orders) may be picked up at any open ticket window at U.S. Cellular Field on the day of the game, or before the day of game at least 48 hours after the order was placed, during regular box office hours.
2008 Regular Season:
Accessible seating is available in all price levels. In the lower level, accessible seating is in the back of the sections, and in the upper level, accessible seating is in the front of the sections. Ticketmaster sales of accessible seating is limited to four (4) tickets. If there is a larger request for accessible seating, please direct the order to Mary Weiss at the US Cellular Field Box Office at (312) 674-1000 ext. 5244, or Laura Arenas at (312) 674-1000 ext. 5246.
Accessible elevators are located at Gate 4 entrance at the corner of 35th and Shields.
Guest are permitted to bring food items into the park in see-through plastic bags that can be stored underneath the seats. One sealed water bottle, 1 liter or less in size, per person may be brought into the park. Carry-in bags must be less then 16 X 16 X 8 and will be searched upon entry. No bottles cans or beverages other than water are allowed. Fans must remain in the level for which they have purchased tickets (i.e. – fans with tickets in the upper level must remain in the upper level).
Children who are taller than the arm of the turnstile (approximately 36 inches) require a ticket of their own. Children smaller than the arm of the turnstile do not require a ticket of their own, but they must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult.
Please note: During your purchase you may experience a wait time due to high demand. The wait times displayed may decrease or increase, but this does not affect your place in line.
Escalators are available at the two main entrances, Gate 3 and 5. Accessible elevators are located at Gate 4 entrance at the corner of 35th and Shields.
US Cellular Field offers a wide selection of concessions ranging from traditional ballpark fare to the more exotic including veggie burgers and dogs, corn off the cob, and egg rolls. US Cellular Field also offers a Hot Dog Value Meal at every All Star Stand and a Hamburger Value Meal at every grill stand. Stop by any Guest Relation Booth for more information or call the White Sox at 312-674-1000.
Please contact the White Sox at 312-674-1000 for a brochure to be mailed that includes a list of nearby restaurants.
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