Chicago Music Scene

Chicago music fans got dealt a sweet treat this week when it was revealed that Prince will be adding his third concert to his “Welcome 2 Chicago” residency. The legendary performer was already slate for two shows at the United Center i on Sept. 24 and 25. However, after the two highly anticipated performances sold out, the artist announced that Wednesday of this week, tickets for a third concert, to be held on Wednesday September 26th, would go on sale. Beginning at 4 pm on Wednesday September 12th, Chicago fans will have their third chance to snag tickets to this highly anticipated performance which not only places fans up close and personal with the legendary performer but also supports the Rebuild a Dream program.

Those looking to catch Price live in Chicago at the United Center can purchase tickets at can purchase the best seats in the house right here. However, just because one of the biggest acts in music is coming to the Windy City, it doesn’t mean he is the only source of live action entertainment. In the week and a half leading up to the September 24th opening show of Prince’s residency, the Chicago Cubs will officially be taking over the city once again. For ten days in a row beginning this Friday the 14th of September the Cubs will be hosting home games at Soldier Field as they enter the important end of the season push.

During this ten game stretch, the Cubs will be taking on teams every evening or afternoon and will be facing up against the Pirates, Reds and Cardinals. Chicago Cubs fans will get the ultimate chance to catch as many home games as possible before the end of the series with this upcoming home game series. The Cubs’ home series, begins on Friday the 14th with a five game series face off against the Pirates that will keep Chicago sports fans on the edge of their seat while the Bears travel to Greenbay to take on the packers.

The Cubs will then face off in a three game series against the Reds and finish up with three home games against their rivals the St. Louis Cardinals. The last series against the St. Louis red birds finishes with a night game on the 23rd and will wrap up just in time for the big Prince concert series beginning on the 24th. Are you going to miss out on your chance to see the legendary performer live in Chicago?

Da Bears! Da Hawks!

As the Chicago sports world still awaits news of when the Chicago Blackhawks will return to the ice, a great deal of focus has been placed on the Chicago Bulls as they begin their pre-season run of games and start working out the kinks in preparation for their upcoming season. With Chicago based games this week that showcased the skills of the highly-talented Chicago Bulls and several games slated for the United Center next week, local fans will have plenty of chances to see the Bulls live as they gear up for the season ahead and get ready to see the Bulls in their real season form and as they plan to see the return of Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose. Fortunately, for football fans, the Chicago Bears who are currently tied in the top spot of their conference will be playing at home this week in a game that fans hope will help the Bears continue their latest win streak.

While the city awaits the upcoming winter sports season, big news has been getting Chicago soccer fans excited, even as the Chicago Fire are on a current two week break during the season. This is because Chicago will be hosting one of the most adored soccer teams in the world; the US Women’s Soccer team next week. The team is on their current fan tribute tour, which is taking them around the country so fans of the Olympic Gold medal winning team can see the ladies up close and personal.

The tour will be making its way to the city of Chicago on October 19th as the ladies stop in Chicago’s Toyota Park for an open practice. The practice will take place at 5 pm and allow fans to see the team warm up and take the field in a way they have rarely been seen before. This practice will be helping the women gear up for their friendly game that Saturday the 20th of October which will take place at 5:30 pm in Toyota Park. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for fans to see the gold medal winning team up close and personal and according to new reports from Ticketmaster more than 14,000 tickets already sold in the weeks leading up to the game. You won’t want to miss out on these tickets, and will want to act fast before they are all sold out; have you gotten yours yet?

Chicago Sports Fans See Big Morale Boost After Weekend of Victories

Chicago Sports Fans See Big Morale Boost After Weekend of Victories

Over the weekend, Chicago sports fans had a lot to cheer about. In fact it was their enthusiastic cheering that got many Bears supporters in trouble on Sunday. On Sunday the Bears hosted their highly anticipated opening game against the Indiana Colts. Just as many fans expected, the Bears walked away from the face off with a 41-21 victory at their home stadium. While fans anxiously watched the Bears’ Jay Locker take the field, many noticed an entirely new type of hand signal coming from the quarterback. Locker was actually signaling to the fans at Soldier Field to quite down when the Bears offense was on the field.

The riled up fans around the stadium were having trouble controlling their excitement over the Bears early lead in the game, and Locker actually felt that the fans were too excited and that Soldier Field was simply too loud for him to hear his fellow teammates in the huddle. Coach Love Smith also echoed Cutler’s concerns after the game, stating he appreciates the enthusiasm of Chicago fans, but would prefer if they were only loud when the defense is on the field. While many sports commentators and spectators have been offering their opinions on the Bear’s concerns over fan noise, one thing is for sure; Chicago fans were certainly ready for the NFL season to start.

Not to be upstaged by the Bears big opening win, the Chicago Cubs hit the road to take on the Pirates this weekend, in an important late series season series that could greatly impact the rest of the Cubs season. With baseball heading into its final few weeks the Cubs needed a series sweep to hold their standings in the league. After suffering a sweep from the Pirates at home, the Cubs proved they were ready for vengeance, after winning their series ending with Sunday’s 4-2 win.

The win came at the perfect time for the Cubs after a rather substantial dry spell, and will give them the boost needed to take on the Astros on the road and then head back home on September 14th to face the Pirates again on their home field for a four game series. The Chicago Cubs will be looking to seek revenge from their last home meeting with the Pirates, do you have your tickets for the big games of this series?

Chicago Bears Home Opener

The Chicago Bears Make Last Minute Preparations for Colts Home Opener

This week the Chicago Bears have been preparing for their first game of the new season and although they have been picked as the favorites for their opening game, the Bears have been preparing to take on a potentially challenging competitor. As they prepare to face off against the Indianapolis Colts the Bears will be playing the first real season game against a completely Peyton Manning-free team and instead face the first year quarterback Andrew Luck. As the A normal Bears pre-game preparation routine against the Colts would inevitably include a major emphasis on taking on the unstoppable Manning, they have spent the week refocusing their efforts and learn to defend rookie QB Andrew Luck.

While the Bears defense will need to decide how to handle the talented new quarterback, the Bears offense has also been hard at work preparing for the new season and the first matchup against the Colts. Earlier this week Laurence Holmes urged fans to be patient with the new Bears offense as he told supporters that while they can expect connections between Cutler to Marshall, they may have some areas they will struggle with in their offense, but not to lose faith. As the team works to sweep away some cobwebs and rebuild their offense many have been focused on the status of star player Brian Urlacher.

After a suffering with a knee injury, and missing training camp, the Bears officially announced that #54 is on his way to making a full recovery. With a week of speculation and several missed practices, many assumed Urlacher would miss the team’s kick off game. However, late in the week, Kip Lewis announced that Urlacher would indeed be suiting up in Sunday’s matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. The Bears head coach assured fans that Urlacher was ready to play and to bring his famous, unstoppable energy to the Bears defense, assuring everyone that if the eight-time Prow Bowl middle linebacker wasn’t ready to play; he would not be stepping on the field.

Fortunately for fans, Urlacher has reiterated these notions assuring spectators that they can see him in the starting lineup on Sunday. Urlacher and the rest of the Bears team will be ready and fully prepared to take on the Colts this Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field; make sure you are prepared too with your Bears tickets to the big matchup.

Bulls on the Brink of Elimination after Injuries take their toll

 

Ever since Derrick Rose went down with a knee injury in Game 1 the Bulls look like a deer in headlights.. While the elite teams are getting stronger as the playoffs progress it seems like the Bulls are breaking down health wise. Bulls Tickets are still available for all games, but with Joakim Noah going down with an ankle injury Fri night & doubtful the rest of the series, it seems like the Bulls days might be numbered.

Bulls tickets are readily available as fans will flock to the United Center to cheer on the team with the NBA’s best regular season record, they just won’t see two of their starters. But having one the leagues best benches look for Tuesday nights game to be a dog fight.

Browns 2012 Draft Prospects

Speculation continues on who the Browns are looking at for their #4 pick this year. With the top 2 QBs essentially spoken for it looks like the Browns are keeping their options open. The smart money says they’ll go offense. Their defense is not in terrible condition and they have all the offensive power of a model range air rifle.

Put it simply, they need help on offense and lots of it. With their wide receiver corp one of the worst in the league and their hoped-for franchise running back Peyton Hillis gone the offense some how looks like it could be worse than last year. And that is saying something cause the offense last year STUNK.

Get comfortable with this top 5 pick Browns fans, something tells me you’ll be back for another in 2013.

My Kind Of Town

Monday evening was a big night at Soldier Field for Chicago Bears fans. This is because on Monday evening the Bears hosted the Dallas Cowboys in the first Monday Night Football match up since the return of the original NFL refs. This highly publicized game was a truly exciting match up and featured a stellar performance from the Bears as they collected five interceptions during the game. This home win proved to be just the boost the Bears needed and that Chicago fans were looking for as they head into next weekends match up.

While the Bears have been celebrating their latest big victory; some of Chicago’s other favorite teams have been struggling to find their stride. The Blackhawks are practicing and gearing up for their season, but with the current lockout in place,  there is no knowing when the NHL will allow the season to get underway. While the Chicago Blackhawks fans are waiting for the season to get underway, Chicago baseball fans are gearing up for their season to come to a close.

After facing their 101st loss, the Chicago Cubs have already found themselves preparing for ways to improve for next season as they face their last few games of the season. The White Sox are also facing a similar fate, even after they crushed the Indians 11-0 in their Monday night match up. This is because their AL Central rivals the Tigers beat the Royals 6-3 in order to clinch the AL Central championship. However, the White Sox still have a series to finish up against the Indians on the road before the season comes to an end.

Meanwhile the Chicago Fire, is preparing for a big week of play ahead of them. After facing a loss against Sporting KC, the Fire has one of the most grueling weeks of the season ahead of them with three total games in just a week of play. With only a few short days of rest, the Fire will be at home against Philadelphia for a Wednesday evening match up and then head back on the road for a Saturday game against New York. With the Fire’s current standings in their conference and in the league the upcoming match is a must-win for the team if they want to head into post-season play in a position that can find them play off success.

With only a few games left in the season before playoffs begin, fans have limited chances to see the Fire at home, so you will want to make sure you get your tickets while you still can.

Ryder Cup upset and more

Over the weekend, all eyes from Chicago sports fans were focused not on baseball or football but instead on the world’s favorite past time; golf. This is because over the weekend Chicago played host to the annual 2012 Ryder Cup; a golf tournament, which is held every other year and pits together teams from both Europe and the United States in a battle for the coveted Ryder Cup. For decades this has been one of the most electric sporting events in this history of modern sports and one of the biggest events in professional golf.

This entire past week has been filled with Ryder Cup events which came as a huge boost the Chicago sports community particularly following the recent struggles of the White Sox and the Cubs; the Bears hiatus until Monday Night Football and the news of the Blackhawk lock out. The good news for fans is that the Ryder Cup was able to lift the spirits of Chicago sports fans and provide days worth of high action entertainment that was morn than enough to hold fans over until the Bears Monday night matchup.

The events began with the first ever Celebrity Scramble event which featured teams of celebrities who battled it out on the course. In fact the whole weekend of Ryder Cup action was filled with celebrity appearances as even the biggest stars in the country flocked to the Windy City to see the golf action unfold. Michael Phelps was seen commentating and walking about the course, Justing Timberlake serving as the master ceremonies for the celebrity events, or talents like Michael Jordan viewing the entire tournament from a tee box.

However this event was about more than just celebrity sightings; it was about one of the biggest events in golf history. Although the American team got out to an early lead, the matches began being filled with all types of drama, surprise shots and unexpected comebacks as the European team rallied from behind and came from behind to secure the victory for the European team. While the action at the Medinah Golf Club didn’t quite play out like the American team wanted; Chicago fans were still able to get in on one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

With the Ryder Cup coming to a close fans will now need to focus their attention on the Chicago Bears as they take the Monday Night Football stage this week. Their action will take place at home at Soldier Field; have you gotten your tickets yet?