Game Day Guides: Pride of Lions Heading to Chicago
This weeks spotlight shines on the Detroit Lions (2-3) heading to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears (4-1) in a meaningful divisional prime-time Monday Night Football showdown.
After pulling off some late game heroics against the Eagles, Matthew Stafford looks to continue to strive against the top contenders of the NFC North. With coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), kickoff is underway at 8:30 p.m.
Getting to Chicago
If you are flying in from Detroit the two convenient airports are O’Hare and Midway International. Chances are you are staying in Downtown Chicago so you will need to get to the Loop and the best way is via the subway provided by CTA. For those flying out of O’Hare take the BLUE Line, otherwise for those hiking from Midway International take the ORANGE Line. For information check out the CTA Trip Planner to arrange your travels.
Situated on the Southside along the lake front, Soldier Field is just walking distance from Downtown Chicago. The CTA buses and trains provide transportation throughout all of Chicago, so your travels are much easier.
My Kind of Town, Chicago is…
While you are out experiencing the joys of Chicago, you will soon realize that it is a city that has so much to offer for literally everyone. Whether on the Southside or the Northside, the historical value is towering and the scenery is eye-popping. The Lakeshore view is relaxing and the view atop Sears Tower makes you think you are “on top of the world.” The restaurants of Chicago serve up food that is out of this world phenomenal and the nightlife is vibrant. Get a taste of it first hand and visit a club in the Downtown Loop area and experience just a piece of Chicago for yourself.
Michigan faithful showdown
Michigan fans are in for a wild weekend of additional sports entertainment. The afternoon 2:30 (Local Time) games include Notre Dame, but also includes the yearly showdown between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans battling out for the Paul Bunyan Trophy (retained by the Spartans since 2008). So, grab a stool and root for your team at a hometown atmosphere. BONUS: If the Detroit Tigers haven’t already clinched, be sure to check out these Tigers sports bars welcoming the faithful.
Your game day is tomorrow night, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to explore Chicago while you still have the chance. Check out the Northside of town near Wrigley Field and watch the rest of the NFL games at a sports bar surrounding one of the oldest MLB ball parks around.
Are you ready for some football?
It’s a Monday night party, the song suggest, and the countdown to game day is finally here! Before heading into the stadium, meet up at a bar welcoming Lions fans and get your pre-game swag on. Or, visit a neighborhood bar just blocks away from Soldier Field to fill up on food and beer to avoid spending higher priced food that does not compare.
Tell us how your game day experience in Chicago went and comment below!
– barHappy Team