Chicago is a sports town, no doubt about it, and last summer Rosemont introduced a new player to our sports-drenched town: the Chicago Dogs. Read on to learn about the newest member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball that aims to make every day fan appreciation day.

photo: Impact Field courtesy of Daniel Boczarski

The name and logo
Not only is Chicago a baseball town, it’s a hot dog town . . . hold the ketchup. Named after Chicago’s oldest (and arguably favorite – sorry deep dish pizza) culinary tradition, the Chicago Dogs logo features the colors and stars of the city’s flag.

The stadium
The Chicago Dogs set out to create the best ballpark experience in the US and with 6,300 seats, 7 private seating experiences, a 360-degree open concourse, 850 stadium garage parking spaces and pristine sod master planned by The Sodfather, legendary groundskeeper for The Sox, you have to admit they’re well on their way.

photo: co-owners Steven Gluckstern & Shawn Hunter courtesy of Daniel Boczarski

Management staff
Co-owners Steven Gluckstern, former Phoenix Coyotes owner, and Shawn Hunter, former Coyotes president and president of Anschutz Entertainment Group Sports, weren’t messing around when they brought on former Boston Red Sox Manager Butch Hobson. He brings more than 30 years of baseball experience to Chicago as first a player and, subsequently, manager.

Things just got tasty with The Wiener’s Circle
No doubt The Wiener’s Circle is an iconic Chicago destination, and now you can get their signature char dogs and char burgers at Impact Field. Some of their celebrity staff will make special home game appearances. As part of this partnership, The Chicago Dogs will celebrate Wiener Wednesdays during every Wednesday home game by changing their name to The Chicago Wieners and playing in specially branded uniforms, complete with a Wiener’s Circle patch and #NoKetchup logo. The Wednesday home games will also serve as a celebration of Chicago’s oldest culinary tradition, with special offers for fans to enjoy.

photo: courtesy of Daniel Boczarski

Celebrating a birthday?
Baseball super fans celebrating a birthday or Little Leaguers can host a party in the suite near 3rd base that includes batting cages and catered food. No need to worry about antsy kids getting bored, as getting out of your seat and enjoying the stadium is encouraged.

Season: May 17-September 2, 2019
Impact Field
9800 Balmoral Ave., Rosemont
Online: thechicagodogs.com
Game schedule: 2019 Schedule

— Maria Chambers

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