Summer nights with the Chicago Dogs
We love a summer night out and this was a total win for the entire family. Last Saturday night we visited Impact field located in Rosemont for a Chicago Dogs baseball game. We were thrilled to have access to the Rivers Stadium Club level. There is no better way to beat the congestion, cost, and chaos of a game at Wrigley and Guaranteed Rate field. First and foremost we want to give a huge shoutout to the amazing staff for being extremely generous and the perfect planning team to help make our experience an 11/10!
So who are the Chicago Dogs!? Great question...The baseball team are members of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The team was named after Chicago’s favorite and oldest culinary tradition, and the Chicago Dogs’ logo features the colors and stars of the iconic Chicago flag. With a name and mascot like that you are certainly bound to have a great time! This was one of the most entertaining and fun baseball games we have ever attended. When purchasing tickets be sure to check the schedule, you will see tons of theme nights and costumes/props are encouraged! We attended on Mardi Gras night and the stadium was drapped in purple, green and gold giving off NOLA vibes.
Our tickets granted our group access to the Rivers Club level and all we can say is WOW! It was incredible! The convenience of having onsite food and an air-conditioned space was clutch on an 80-degree sunny day. We enjoyed delicious ballpark food like hotdogs, mac and cheese, pizza, popcorn, cookies, giant pretzels, chips, fries, cookie dough desserts and more! The buffet also featured food related to the Mardi Gras theme including jambalaya and red beans and rice. There was truly something for everyone to enjoy. We had friends join us with an infant and elevator access made it extremely convenient to access the club level and accommodate strollers!
The Rivers Stadium Club level features:
All-inclusive, premium buffet provided by Levy Restaurants
Wide padded seats on Rivers Stadium Club-level terrace
Beer, wine and soda included
Climate-controlled club lounge access
Flat-screen televisions throughout lounge
Parking in attached stadium garage – with season tickets only
Pulling into the stadium Amanda was able to find parking in field garage located right outside the entrance for just $3. The garage quickly filled up and cars were then directed to another parking garage available on the other side of the field. Katie found parking here. The parking was available at no cost. The convience of accessing the field and facilty - you just can't beat it.
Impact Field caters to families and children offering interactive experiences with the players, access to the field prior to the game, a fun mustard mascot named Squeeze (hold the ketchup), merchandise, all the traditional ballpark food you would expect, a kids area filled with games, and of course an exciting baseball game! This was Sonny's second baseball game and Remi's first. Both kids were entertained the entire time watching the players, eating popcorn and snacks and seeing the mascots during their club level visits. We took the kids down to kids area after we ate and they were able to move through the lines quickly, toss some baseballs and practice their batting skills. The staff was wonderful, patient and supportive with the kids during each of their attempts "at bat". There was also a table available for face painting.
The park and field are relatively small so there’s not a bad seat in the house! There are plenty of ticket options from single games, group rates, premium seating and more. Ticket prices start at just $9! Making this a bargain compared to a professional sporting event. Enjoy the Rivers Stadium Club for $85 that includes a premium buffet and “all you can drink” beer and wine + food and VIP seating. The experience is catered to fans and very entertaining. It truly is baseball with everything! In between innings the entertainment on the field kept the game exciting and lively. The kids loved watching the races and bubble bouce competitions which were projected on the jumbo screen.
Evening games have a fireworks display and the kids LOVED this! We would highly recommend! Remi even tried to "Elsa" the entire firework show thinking she was the one working her magic. This was the perfect end to a Saturday night out. If you are looking for a summer activity not only for the kids but the entire family, do yourself a favor and attend a Chicago Dogs game! We can't wait to go again. A Chicago Dogs baseball game is HH approved!
X0 - Katie and Amanda