White Sox Overview

Fast facts

League: MLB

Head Coach: Pedro Grifol

Team Mascot: Southpaw

Year Opened: 1991

Capacity: 40615

City / State: Chicago / Illinois

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Crosstown Classic

Rival Team: Chicago Cubs

Although the teams didn’t meet on the field until 1997, the Crosstown Classic is deeply rooted in a genuine hate for each other’s team and fan base, so it always makes for a fun experience to watch the South Siders take on the North Siders

White Sox vs Tigers

Rival Team: Detroit Tigers

The rivalry between the White Sox and Tigers has recently come to true form (as in the case of 2012 when both The Sox and The Tigers were competing for the division crown) and mirrors the age-old "Chicago vs. Detroit" rivalry. There are few better games to attend at Sox Park than a White Sox-Tigers game, so make sure to get tickets when the Tigers are in town.

White Sox vs Twins

Rival Team: Minnesota Twins

Chicago and Minnesota have intense rivalries in other sports, so it should come as no surprise that their baseball teams don’t get along either. The rivalry between the Twins and White Sox was at its zenith in the 2000s when the two teams combined for 9 of the 10 division championships during the decade. There are always lots of bragging rights on the line when the Twins and White Sox get together regardless of the two teams’ records, so don’t miss your chance to see a White Sox-Twins game.

White Sox Tailgate Guide


Guaranteed Rate Field will give you one of the most authentic baseball experiences in the league. Unlike Chicago’s counterpart on the North side (Wrigley Field), you won’t find many tourists on the South Side; instead, you will find a knowledgeable, passionate fan base more invested in their team than most. The White Sox fan base is deeply rooted in generational commitment and the only way to understand the tradition is to take in a game at New Comiskey Park.

Tailgating is allowed around Guaranteed Rate Field, and many fans take advantage of that, particularly the Wolf Pack (see below). Because of the White Sox fan base being so invested in their team, the tailgating scene can be anywhere from lively and festive to a little more tense depending on how the team has been playing. For fans who prefer to pre-game at the bars, there are some good (and historic!) places near the stadium to drink at before the game.


The Wolf Pack

These die-hard fans anxiously await the arrival of opening day every year - they are the Chicago White Sox’s most dedicated and loyal fans who tailgate for every game in parking lot C. For the most authentic U.S. Cellular Field experience, make your way over to their tailgate and see why the term “die-hard” is proudly a part of their White Sox loyalty.

Champions Plaza

Right near the main entrance at Gate 4 in the Cell is the Champion’s Plaza which is home to a large bronze-granite monument dedicated to the 2005 World Series Championship White Sox. Be sure also to check out the many legacy bricks which are inscribed with personal messages from fans while visiting the plaza.

Where to tailgate

White Sox Stadium Guide

In Game

After 81 years at the old Comiskey Park, the Chicago White Sox moved to their new stadium in 1991. New Comiskey Park was built across the street from old Comiskey Park so you can tell who has been a Sox fan for years by if they still use the name Comiskey Park. The home plate location from the old park is represented by a marble plaque on the sidewalk next to the field, as well as the foul lines being painted in the parking lot. Because the field was built after the retro-phase of ballparks, New Comiskey Park has a more modern feel to it and offers a variety of things to check out while inside.

The White Sox have continuously updated their home field since it was first built in the 90’s. The franchise has made the stadium more fan friendly over time and now offers quite a few attractions and fan amenities. There’s a lot to check out at U.S. Cellular Field so be sure to give yourself enough time to do so.

In addition to an ever improving ballpark experience, New Comiskey Park is also the home to one of the most diehard fanbases in all of baseball. While the White Sox may not have as big of a fan base as the Cubs, they have arguably the more diehard following. Sox fans can tell you who the team’s Opening Day starter was ten years ago and a whole lot more, so enjoy the experience of watching a game with some of the most dedicated fans around.

Things to check out

Sculpture Plaza

In the outfield concourse there is an area dedicated to the many greats in White Sox history such as Charles Comiskey and Harold Baines. The statues offer plenty of great photo opportunities and serve as excellent tributes to White Sox legends, so stop by and check them out.

Rain Room

If you ever get too hot in the stadium, not to worry! The Cell as a room dubbed the rain room near sections 107 and 537 which emits a light mist to cool off. The rain room is the perfect thing on a sweltering summer day.

Two Blue Seats

The seats where Paul Konerko’s grand slam (left field in section 159) and Scott Podsednik’s game-winning home run (right center first-row section 101) landed in game two of the 2005 World Series game are the same original blue seats used in that game. Stop by and see where two of the biggest home runs in White Sox history landed during your trip to Chicago.

ChiSox Bar and Grill

This multi-level bar/restaurant is located inside of Gate 5. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy the game from here making it a great place to grab a bite to eat before or during the game.

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FUNdamentals Deck

This area of the park designed with kids in mind serves is an opportunity for young fans to learn about the fundamentals baseball. It comes complete with a youth-sized wiffle baseball diamond for games and practices, and a batting box for kids to learn batting techniques.

Exploding Scoreboard

New Comiskey Park has a unique scoreboard which will “explode” every time a Sox player hits one over the fence. As if thousands of fans cheering were not enough after rounding the bases, all who are in attendance will get to witness fireworks, sparklers, and loud music all while watching their favorite player put some runs on the board for their team.

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The Patio

An hour and a half before game time, groups of 20 or more can file into the Patio, beyond the right-center-field fence, for an all-you-can-eat buffet that lasts until 30 minutes after the first pitch. Paying a little extra for this experience can become one of the best days/nights of your life. Watch batting practice while stuffing your face with ribs, burgers and beer and then enjoy the game from the field level only yards away from your favorite Sox outfielder.

Helmet Nachos

Be sure to stop by the Tex-Mex Stand to get the fan favorite helmet nachos. This stand serves grande style nachos in miniature batting helmets of the Chicago White Sox. Another unique food item the stadium offers is elotes, which is corn OFF the cob. You can get it with your choice of either plain, salt and butter, lime, red pepper, cheese, and mayo or any combination you’d like.

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Fight Songs

  1. Lets Go Go Go White Sox

    Played during rallies

    White Sox! White Sox!
    Go-Go White Sox!
    Let’s go, Go-Go White Sox
    We’re with you all the way!
    You’re always in there fighting,
    And you do your best.
    We’re glad to have you out there in the Middle West.
    We’re gonna root-root-root-root White Sox.
    And cheer you on to victory.
    When we’re in the stands,
    We’ll make those rafters ring;
    All through the season,
    You will hear us sing.
    Let’s go, Go-Go White Sox,
    Chicago’s proud of you!

    White Sox! White Sox!
    Go-Go White Sox!

    Root-Root-Root for the White Sox.
    We’ll cheer you on to victory.
    When we’re in the stands,
    We’ll make those rafters ring;
    All through the season,
    You will hear us sing.
    Let’s go, Go-Go White Sox,
    Chicago’s proud of you! (Play ball!)
    White Sox! White Sox!
    Go-Go White Sox!
    Let’s go, Go-Go White Sox!
    Chicago is proud of you!

  2. Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye

    Played every time an opposing pitcher is taken out. The organist will play “Na Na Na Na” then fall silent to allow the fans to finish the song.

    Na Na Na Na Hey, Hey, Goodbye!!

    Na Na Na Na Hey, Hey, Goodbye!!

  3. Don’t Stop Believin

    “Don’t Stop Believin”was the official song of the 2005 World Series White Sox and is still often played before, during, and after the games

    Just a small town girl
    Livin’ in a lonely world
    She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere
    Just a city boy
    Born and raised in south Detroit
    He took the midnight train goin’ anywhereA singer in a smokey room
    A smell of wine and cheap perfume
    For a smile they can share the night
    It goes on and on, and on, and on[Chorus]
    Strangers waiting
    Up and down the boulevard
    Their shadows searching in the night
    Streetlight people
    Living just to find emotion
    Hiding somewhere in the nightWorking hard to get my fill
    Everybody wants a thrill
    Payin’ anything to roll the dice
    Just one more time
    Some will win, some will lose
    Some were born to sing the blues
    Oh, the movie never ends
    It goes on and on, and on, and on[Chorus]Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on to the feelin’
    Streetlights, people

    Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on
    Streetlight people

    Don’t stop believin’
    Hold on to the feelin’
    Streetlight people.

White Sox Bars & Restaurants

  1. Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery

    Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery pizza

    It’s a family owned spot that serves food made with love from scratch every single day.

    701 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  2. ChiSox Bar & Grill

    Chisox Bar and Grill

    ChiSox Bar & Grill is open to all White Sox fans, with or without a ticket.

    320 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  3. Turtle Bar and Grill

    Turtles Bar And Grill root beer

    Locals come to this cozy neighborhood spot for burgers & beer, plus sports watching & jukebox tunes

    238 W 33rd St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  4. Millers Pub

    Millers Pub

    Miller’s Pub Restaurant is your Loop destination for hospitality since 1935.

    134 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Cork & Kerry at the Park

    Cor and Kerry

    Welcoming Irish pub with a woody interior, outdoor beer garden, popcorn machine & 20 rotating taps.

    3258 S Princeton Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $

  6. Buffalo Wings & Rings

    Buffalo Wings and Rings

    Club-level sports restaurant experience where everyone is a VIP, worthy of the ultimate sports dining experience.

    3434 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Ricobene’s


    Home of the "breaded steak sandwich"

    252 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  8. Taqueria San Jose

    Taqueria San Jose

    Brings a bit of old Mexico you.

    286 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  9. Maxwell Street Depot

    Maxwell Street Depot burger

    No-frills, fast-food joint serving Polish sausage, Chicago-style hot dogs & burgers 24 hours a day.

    411 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $

  10. Nana

    Nana restaurant

    Nana offers a selection of housemade items and source exceptional ingredients from over 30 local farms, orchards, artisan craftsmen and other suppliers who have the same passion for high-quality food as they do.

    3267 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Morrie O’Malley’s Hot Dogs

    hotdog sandwich

    Small counter-serve joint for Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers, soft ice cream & more.

    3501 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60609, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  12. 35th Street Red Hots

    Thirty Fifth Street

    Tender and juicy hotdogs for everyone.

    2449 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA


    Bar website

    american - $