White Sox Tickets - From Comiskey Park to U.S. Cellular Field

View All White Sox Tickets

chicago white sox tickets link

Venue:
US Cellular Field

Team:
White Sox

Address:
333 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60616

White Sox tickets are sold for home games at U.S. Cellular Field. The ballpark was officially opened for the start of the 1991 season. The stadium was built directly south of 35th Street to replace the original home of the team "Comiskey Park". The venue started out being called "New Comiskey Park," until in 2003 when U.S. Cellular would pay 68 million dollars for the naming rights of the establishment. Located on Chicago's South Side it is currently owned by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

"Old" Comiskey Park

The original home for White Sox tickets was Comiskey Park. The team played 81 years in the ballpark between 1910 and 1990. Built by Charles Comiskey in order to replace the clubs South Side Park the venue was first called "White Sox Park". Architecture and design by Zachary Taylor Davis were very modern for its time with the use of concrete and steel for the structure. Before moving into their new home, "Cominskey" was the oldest field still in use for major league baseball. After the move Boston's Fenway Park now remains the oldest in-use ballpark for professional baseball.

What is now known as "Old Comiskey Park" by fans and historians is a great part of baseball and American history. The ballpark was built in the start of professional baseball and lasted through the "Golden Years" of the sport. The White Sox was one of the eight charter members to the American League, and the franchise saw great success in the first two decades. The ballpark was home to four World Series, including the 1917 championship for the White Sox. In 1918 the crosstown rival "Chicago Cubs" borrowed the venue for extra seating to play the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. In 1919 the World Series "Black Sox Scandal" took place at Comiskey and in 1959 the White Sox would lose the championship to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The early Comiskey Park would sell its last post season White Sox tickets in 1983 for the American League Championship Series which they lost to the Baltimore Orioles.

"New" Comiskey Park

The new design which would become U.S. Cellular Field was built before the 1990's boom of classic-retro style parks. The park could hold onto a few distinct design features of the original ballpark such as the "exploding scoreboard". Jerry Resinsdorf, majority owner, forced the city's hands for a new stadium threatening to be relocated to club to Tampa, Florida if a deal for the stadium could not be reached. A deal was reached winning by one vote and "New Comiskey Park" became the first new major sports venue built in the city since the 1929 Chicago Stadium.

In part due to complaints from the team's loyal fans the ballpark underwent many renovations since 2001. Because the stadium was designed and built before the new wave of stadium trends many aspects had to be retrofitted. Some of the most noticeable changes include the multi-tiered concourse and removal of 6,600 seats at the top of the upper deck. The venue also has 103 luxury suites, added many areas with many televisions and comfortable bar-style concessions. Today getting White Sox tickets for a game brings you to a top of the line ballpark for a great time.





Home Tickets Shows Concerts Sports Other Events History Schedules Articles News Links Blog

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

"Reedstickets.net has always provided me with first-rate service and the best prices I have found online"... Beth Boyle

Newsletter Sign-up

Email

Name

Then

Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Reedstickets Broadway NewsLetter.
Hot Events!