Whether you’re a visiting Sox fan or a longtime Chicago local, you may already know that Guaranteed Rate Field replaced Old Comiskey Park, the previous home of the White Sox, in 1990. The new park features upgrades like an exploding scoreboard and flickering LED Lights—while recalling the sport’s historic presence in Chicago with its arched windows and murals decorating the interior concourses.
Home of the White Sox: A Brief History of Guaranteed Rate Field
Located at the corner of 35th Street and Shields Avenue, Old Comiskey Park was actually the second field used by the team. The Sox played at the 39th Street Grounds starting in 1900 when Charles Comiskey built a wooden grandstand on the site, and played there until Old Comiskey Park (originally known as White Sox Park) opened in 1910.
Guaranteed Rate Field has cycled through multiple names since opening in 1991. Originally dubbed New Comiskey Park, it was renamed U.S. Cellular Field in 2003 and Guaranteed Rate Field in 2016.
Attractions Near Guaranteed Rate Field: Restaurants, Landmarks, & More
Wondering what to do after taking in a White Sox game at Guaranteed Rate Field? Restaurants and must-see landmarks like Willis Tower and the Mag Mile are easy to reach via the CTA Red Line! Here’s what you can’t afford to miss the next time you head in for the ball game:
- Home Plate Club– No need to go far from Guaranteed Rate Field—this restaurant is actually located behind home plate! Perks for this specialty spot include open-air seating, flat-screen televisions, and early admittance into the park.
- Skydeck Chicago – If you really want to make the most of your time in “the Windy City,” don’t pass The Ledge at Willis Tower, Chicago’s tallest skyscraper. A great activity for families, Skydeck offers breathtaking views, dining, special events, and more—all from 1,353 feet in the air!
- Turtle’s Bar & Grill – A perennial favorite located just .3 miles from Guaranteed Rate Field, Turtle’s offers from-scratch bar and pub food and premium drinks—the perfect pre-game (or post-game) spot.