CHICAGO

ILLINOIS

 LOCAL INFORMATION

GAME AVAILABILITY

Club Teams: Very limited - 1/2 games per team. Approx 10 home school/independent school teams that can play club teams

School Teams: Good, IHSA members can play Australian school teams

ACCOMMODATION

Homestay/Billeting: Limited homestays available

Hotels: Budget to mid-level hotels available in suburbs, budget to luxury options in downtown close to Michigan Ave

WEATHER

Avg high of -1C to 2C during the days, avg low of -8C to -11C overnight, avg of 30% of days have rain during Dec/Jan

TRANSPORT

Public Transport: The 'L' Train is excellent for sightseeing use in downtown

Charter/Self Drive: Self drive is recommended for groups playing games, charter coach to and from airport for sightseeing groups

PRO SPORTS TEAMS

NBA: Bulls, Bucks (90 mins north of Chicago)

NFL: Bears

NHL (Ice-Hockey): Blackhawks

MLB (Baseball): Cubs, White Sox (not in season) 

Chicago, known as the Windy City is a vibrant city with fantastic architecture and sports crazy fans. Chicago will give your team a 'big city' and USA winter experience. The months of December and January are cold and usually see some snow falls in town. 

Getting around is easy with most major sights within close walking distance from the main downtown area, while the city's public transport is excellent headlined by the elevated 'L' train. 
 

Chicago's attractions are what brings people to town. Michigan Avenue, better known as the Magnificent Mile, is full of with high-end retailers and shopping malls. South side of the river is Millennium Park, home to The Bean, Crown Fountain and an ice skating rink. Other key attractions are Navy Pier, Willis (Sears) Tower, once the tallest building in the world; Wrigley Field and the Chicago Sport Museum - which hosts a comprehensive history of Chicago sporting triumphs including MJ's six NBA titles in the 1990s.

No visit to Chi-town is complete without a visit to the United Center to see the Bulls play and getting a selfie with the Jordan statue. You  can also make a stop at MJ's steakhouse - well worth the visit just to check out the memorabilia. 

On the court there is quality hoops to be play, only school teams can compete against local high schools. However club teams, can play against a number of independent and home-school teams. Chi-town is an experience not to be missed.

WHAT TO DO IN  CHICAGO ...

Navy Pier -  OUR  REVIEW

Millennium Park -  OUR  REVIEW

Soldier Field Tour -  OUR  REVIEW

Chicago Sports Museum -  OUR  REVIEW

Field Museum 

Michigan Avenue - OUR  REVIEW 

Lincoln Park Zoo - OUR  REVIEW

Sears Tower - OUR  REVIEW   

Art Institue of Chicago -  OUR  REVIEW

Chicago River -  OUR  REVIEW

Cloud Gate/'The Bean' - OUR  REVIEW 

Wrigley Field - OUR  REVIEW 

Michael Jordan Statue -  OUR  REVIEW

360 Chicago -  OUR  REVIEW

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