Sports fans often make the trip to Chicago to see some of our great sports teams battle it out with their competitors. From baseball to hockey, we have a lot of pride in our amazing teams, and we love when guests at our Elk Grove Hotel express interest in taking in a game. One of the best sporting events in Chicago to watch when staying at our O’Hare Airport Hotel is a Chicago Sky Basketball game. The Chicago Sky are a WNBA team that play at Allstate Arena, just 15 minutes from our O’Hare Airport Hotel, and are well known for putting on a great show for spectators.
About the Chicago Sky Basketball Team: Great Sporting Events in Chicago
The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) was started in 1996, and since then has only continued to grow in popularity. With 12 teams currently competing from all of the United States, the league has grown significantly from when it started with only 8 teams. During its first season, league attendance surpassed 1 million visitors and in September 2001 the league welcomed its 10 millionth fan.
The WNBA is also very involved in local communities. They focus on three primary outreach initiatives every year: Read to Achieve, a league-wide initiative that promotes the value of reading and literacy; Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA, a support organization for recreational youth basketball leagues; and the Sears WNBA Breast Health Awareness program, a partnership with the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO) to draw national attention to the issue of breast cancer and the importance of early detection.
The Chicago Sky currently play home games at Allstate Arena. Tickets can be purchased through either the Chicago Sky’s Website or the WNBA website and prices range from $15.00 to $225.00 for courtside tickets.
Upcoming Chicago Sky home games include:
- Friday May 25th at 7:30 pm vs. Indiana
- Friday June 1st at 7:30pm vs. Washington
- Friday June 8th at 7:30pm vs. Tulsa
- Wednesday June 13th at 7:00pm vs. Seattle
- Wednesday June 27th at 11:30 am vs. Indiana
- Friday June 29th at 7:30pm vs. Phoenix
Where to stay for Chicago sporting events: Our O’Hare Airport Hotel
Our Elk Grove hotel is conveniently located nearby Allstate Arena, which is known for showing not only great Chicago sporting events, but also great concerts and other performing art shows. If you’re thinking about coming to Chicago and taking in some shows, why not try staying at our O’Hare Airport Hotel? We’re right nearby the airport and have great O’Hare Airport Park & Fly Packages as well as great regular O’Hare Airport Hotel rates.