Chicagoans are, for better or worse, loyally supportive of their teams. The city’s most successful outfit in recent memory was the Bulls basketball team, helmed by Michael Jordan and winner of six NBA championships in the 1990s. Now, though, with the Jordan era long gone, Bulls fans have little to cheer about, though the team’s fortunes have improved in recent years. They play in the modern and severe United Center, 1901 W Madison St, as do hockey’s Blackhawks, who triumphed in 2010 and 2013 to become the Stanley Cup champions. The Bears football team can be seen at the 61,500-capacity Soldier Field, 425 E McFetridge Drive, at the south end of Grant Park. As for baseball, neither Chicago team had won a World Series since 1917 until the White Sox finally broke the streak in 2005. They play their contests at the distinctly nondescript US Cellular Field stadium, at 333 W 35th St on the South Side. The long-suffering Cubs still call grand old Wrigley Field home.

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