We were guests at U.S. Cellular Field, but all opinions, pictures, and fun to be had was completely our own!
As a longtime Chicago White Sox fan, my husband has often wanted to bring the boys to visit the Chicago White Sox for a baseball game. Now that the boys are a wee bit older, a trip seemed much more likely, especially during one of their special monthly family days which offer discounted tickets and parking! We headed to the park at the end of August and were delightfully met with FREE baseball caps from Marquette Bank!
The boys had their pick of their favorite ballpark eats: pizza (Charlie & Jack), nachos in a pink helmet (as a family), polish & hot dog (Mommy and daddy respectively), helmet sundae – mini (Charlie), cotton candy (Jack). They would have kept eating (because the food is ALL Chicago, all the time, and definitely a highlight for our afternoon out.
We had perfect seats behind home plate and despite the grey skies, the temperature was perfect. The stands filled up quickly and the family atmosphere was AWESOME! We had some fun cheering on the men in white & black and then took some time to walk around.
We headed out to Left Field to the kids’ area and were pleasantly met with a ton of opportunities for the kids to have fun!
Jack waited in line oh so patiently for a change to run up against Scott Podsednik… (Nacho helmet & all..)
And he’s almost off! He beat him by a few seconds!
Being family Sunday and all, this area was crowded, but the lines moved quickly. Since this space is open during the other games, there are plenty of opportunities to hang around and PLAY!
We stopped for a quick photo op with one of our favorites and thoroughly enjoyed the views from the upper level. By the time we finished upstairs, the skies were a beautiful blue just in time for a White Sox home run and the fireworks to go off!
The boys then wanted their picture next to Lady Liberty…
Each selecting the quintessential perfect pose!
Around the 8th inning, we headed near section 121 to line up to run the bases after the game ended! The game went into extra innings, so the wait was a bit longer than usual, but the White Sox beat the Mariners, so it was worth the wait! After they clinched the victory, the line moved VERY quickly and things were organized to make things streamlined.
Ready to go…and their off! Charlie gives a hug to Southpaw and he’s on his way to 2nd base! Jack’s just starting out…
Jack stops for an EXTRA big hug from the big guy!
Charlie glides into home plate without a care in the world!
Jack waits in anticipation at 3rd base for that last little push! (He didn’t have to stop, he could have just kept going!)
Our overall experience with the Chicago White Sox was AWESOME! It was a beautiful day in a beautiful park and plenty for the kids to see and do. Check out more on their website and schedule to see the next great night for playing ball!
And imagine our surprise this little package arrived at our doorstep this week – the icing on the cake of our day out! We can’t wait to take in even more games in the future as the boys get older!
What is your favorite part of a day out at the ballpark?