Sporting Events in Back of the Yards

Chicago Football Classic Between Central State and Morehouse College at Soldier Field on September 20 (Up to 55% Off)

Chicago Football Classic: Morehouse Univ. v Central State Univ.

Soldier Field

$24.42 $11

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Central State University and Morehouse College clash for the second time in the Chicago Classic, followed by a battle of the marching bands

Rooftop Tickets with Food & Drinks for a Cubs Home Game at Wrigleyville Rooftops (Up to 51% Off). 15 Games Available.

Wrigleyville Rooftops

Multiple Locations

$160 $79

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Take in a Cubs game from the rooftop while enjoying a complete food and beverage menu; access to climate-controlled suites included

Rooftop View of a Chicago Cubs Game at Wrigley Field Rooftop Club (Up to 50% Off). 16 Games Available.

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club

$196.40 $99

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Watch a Cubs game from rooftop seats overlooking Wrigley Field while enjoying unlimited beer, food, and amenities such as plasma TVs

Cubs Right-Field Rooftop Seating with Food and Drinks at Down the Line Rooftop (Up to 56% Off). 17 Games Available.

Down The Line Rooftop

Down The Line Rooftop

$144.48 $79

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Clubhouse staff serve classic ballpark eats and dispense beverages to fans watching Cubs play from indoor seats or outdoor rooftop seats

Cubs Right-Field Rooftop Seating with Food and Drinks at Skybox on Sheffield (Up to 46% Off). 15 Games Available.

Skybox on Sheffield

Skybox on Sheffield

$139.80 $89

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Watch a Cubs game from a three-tiered rooftop overlooking the right-field foul pole while enjoying food and Goose Island beverages

Rooftop View of a Chicago Cubs Game with Food and Drinks at Lakeview Baseball Club (Up to 41% Off). 12 Games Available.

Lakeview Baseball Club

Lakeview Baseball Club

$119.91 $79

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Indulge in food and drinks while taking in a ballgame from a facility that mixes old-school charm with lush modern amenities

Rooftop View of Chicago Cubs Game at 3639 Wrigley Rooftop (Up to 44% Off). Nine Games Available.

3639 Wrigley Rooftop

Lakeview

$141.17 $79

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Gaze over Wrigley Field's right-centerfield wall from a luxurious rooftop as the Cubs continue to charge through the 2014 season

Cubs Game Rooftop Seating at Wrigley Rooftop with All-Inclusive Food & Drink (Up to 53% Off). 12 Sunday Games Available.

Sundays in Wrigleyville

Wrigley Rooftop

$159 $79

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Clubhouse staff serve eats and dispense beverages to fans watching the Cubs play from indoor seats and outdoor rooftop executive seats

Chicago Cubs Game with Food and Drinks at Wrigley View Rooftop (Up to 41% Off). 15 Games Available.

Wrigley View Rooftop

Wrigley View Rooftop

$151.50 $99

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While enjoying all-inclusive refreshments, peer over Wrigley Field's left-field wall and watch the Cubs clash with their biggest rivals

$15 for One Ticket to See a United Combat League MMA Event at the Hammond Civic Center on September 20 ($25 Value)

Cut Throat MMA: Fight Night

Hammond Civic Center

$25 $15

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Scout some of the Midwest's best up-and-coming fighters during a hard-hitting evening of MMA

Chicago Sky WNBA Game at Allstate Arena in June, July, or August (Up to 54% Off). Seven Dates Available.

Chicago Sky

Allstate Arena

$17.50 $8

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Elena Delle Donne and the rest of the Sky square off against WNBA rivals in end-of-season

Chicago Pet Show BOGO for Two at Darien Sportsplex on September 6–7 (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago Pet Show

Darien Sportsplex

$14 $7

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Current or potential pet owners attend two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups

$25 for a Gary SouthShore RailCats Baseball Game Package for Four at U.S. Steel Yard ($50 Value). 10 Games Available.

Gary SouthShore RailCats

U. S. Steel Yard

$50 $25

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The RailCats close out their regular-season home schedule in August while protecting their first-place standing atop the Central Division

Fan Sponsorship Package with All Access for a Race from RaceDaySponsor.com (25% Off)

RaceDaySponsor.com

Elwood

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

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During the main event, southpaw David Diaz, former WBC world lightweight champion, will dispute the finer points of pugilistic philosophy in a 10-round debate with “Red Hot” Robert Frankel. Diaz, a Chicago native, won the national Golden Gloves three times, and currently holds a professional record of 35-3-1, winning 17 fights by KO. For the co-main event, light heavyweight Andrzej "The Polish Prince" Fonfara (15-2, 6 KO's) will take on Adam Jaco (10-3, 4 KO's). To pique the audience’s appetite for cobra-fast jabs, dancerly footwork, devastating star punches, and the sweet music of pummeled human meat, undefeated Russian welterweight Anton Novikov (18-0) and California’s Dashon Johnson (11-3-3) will test the adhesive on each others’ hairpieces for eight rounds. Junior welterweights Aslanbek Kozaev (13-0) and Hector Alatorre (16-13-0) will also battle. Doors open at 7 p.m., fighters touch gloves at 8 p.m., and the judges begin a slow waltz at 11 p.m., signaling the end of the evening’s festivities.

525 S Racine Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

The 'K' of the Chicago Sky's logo towers above the other letters, two thin prongs poking out from the top—a nod to the most famous of the city's iconic buildings. Fittingly inspired by the Chicago skyline, the Sky's uniforms have represented the Windy City since 2006. In those years, some of the WNBA's top players have donned the blue and yellow threads, including Candice Dupree, Epiphanny Price, and Sylvia Fowles—a defensive star who also wore red, white, and blue in London in 2012. In 2010, the Sky transitioned from the UIC Pavilion to a new, permanent home court, packing its neatly folded coaches into suitcases and moving to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

525 S Racine Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

In case of a zombie apocalypse, a few simple principles could be a survivor's salvation: Be prepared, be paranoid, and above all, run. Participants in the Infected Zombie 5K Trail Run get a chance to practice, and can play either living or dead as they navigate a woodland arena infested with walking, crawling, running, and climbing zombies. Some courses may challenge runners with additional obstacles, such as climbing walls, tire fields, and haystacks. Meanwhile, the zombies attempt to satisfy their hunger for fast food by surprising the runners and snatching flags off of their waists. Whether they've been caught, the living make up with the dead at the after-party, which features unlimited beer, award ceremonies, and live music.

1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
Chicago,
IL
US

Ranked one of Five Podcasts that Will Change the Way You Think by Forbes Magazine, Intelligence Squared Debates has opened the floor on timely, politically-charged issues during more than 60 interactive Oxford-style debates—typically broadcast live from New York on more than 220 NPR stations, on PBS, and on Wall Street Journal's WSJLIve. In past debates, Arianna Huffington and P.J. O'Rourke have dueled over whether the two-party political system makes it impossible to govern. Malcolm Gladwell has advocated banning college football amid rebuttals from sports broadcaster Tim Green.

Whether the topic is Palestine's UN admission as a full member state, the pros and cons of religion, or the Internet's effect on our ability to stay open-minded, audience members get to question luminaries who have included Paul Krugman, Alan Dershowitz, and Karl Rove and throw tomatoes at them when they're deemed out of order. Each attendee is also afforded the final vote––for, against, or undecided––to crown the debate's winner.

170 N Dearborn St.
Chicago,
Illinois
US

Both a bold marriage of visual art and music and a tag-team of architectural ingenuity and sonic technology, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park straddles Chicago’s ‘front lawn’ with an artistic swagger that never overwhelms its plush green lawns. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the pavilion’s brushed stainless steel ribbons blossom into a 120-foot-high backdrop that mirrors a metal flower spreading its tendrils into the sky, or, as a New York Times writer likened it to, “a celestial gateway to another universe.” As writers from Time Magazine to USA Today have marveled at it’s sleek design, so too have many come forth to praise the Jay Pritzker Pavilion for its state-of-the-art acoustics. Wynne Delacoma, the classical music critic for the Chicago Sun Times, proclaimed that the outdoor venue “sounds as good as it looks.” Wynne went on to declare that its LARES sound system—notable for its suspended speakers that distribute sound to the far reaches of the venue while never obstructing the audience’s visual field—produces “that same warm, enveloping sound,” of an indoor theater. All of this, of course, is in service of its docket of diverse musical acts. National headliners such as Wilco and Tori Amos have entertained throngs of fans here, while the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has taken residency upon its vaunted stage, once even backed by then-senator and future president Barack Obama. A total of 11,000 music-loving fans can take in a show—4,000 in fixed seats and another 7,000 sprawled out on the ‘great lawn’—absorbing each note from beneath an intricately woven quilt of trellised pipes equipped with speakers that deliver front-row-clarity to every seat in the house. Flanked to the east by Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan, and to the west by the illuminated high-rises of Michigan Avenue and beyond, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a perfect place to spend an outdoor evening enchanted by the sounds of classical music.

201 East Randolph Street
Chicago,
IL
US

The Under Armour All-America High School Football Game pits some of the country's top pigskin-handling seniors against each other in an All America game broadcast by ESPN. More than 90 promising young athletes pull out their hardest-hitting demonstrations of skill and announce their college destinations at the game, pumping up alumni and convincing burnt-out mascots to squeeze into the giant head one more time. The game has previously catapulted athletes including first-round NFL picks Julio Jones, currently a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, and A. J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals, onto the national stage. Tropicana Field contains the on-field and in-stand energy within a giant dome, protecting heads from the elements and sky-diving long snappers.

20 W Kinzie St
Chicago,
IL
US

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