Atmosphere

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.

Traditions

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

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