I always knew I loved sports, but I never knew how much until they all abruptly stopped thanks to the Covid pandemic. Thankfully sports have made a comeback (watching my boys dominate our local diamond was undoubtedly the highlight of my summer) and I want to remind all the sports lovers out there that there is still an opportunity to catch a game in-person. Where? The Chicago Dogs game! Here’s What to Expect From a Chicago Dogs Game During Covid.
Fewer games and fewer tickets. The Chicago Dogs are encouraging social distancing throughout Impact Field by limiting audience to 20% capacity and only having 30 home games during the shortened season. Groups of up to seven are allowed for Chicago Dogs games during Covid. Purchase tickets here.
Temperature checks upon arrival and strict mask requirements. Masks must be worn anytime you are out of your seat, so that means when strolling the concourse, visiting the restroom, or purchasing refreshments you need to have a mask on. The concourse is changed to create one-way traffic flow with clear signage throughout the stadium. Additionally, cash is not accepted at any register to provide contact-less transactions for both patrons and staff. You can read all about their safety guidelines here.
The same themed fun you know and love from the Chicago Dogs. That means taking photos with Squeeze, the mustard-themed Dogs mascot, fun contests between innings, creative giveaways, and promotional specials such as Wiener Wednesday (all you can eat hot dogs!), Thirsty Thursdays, ($2 beer can specials), and themed nights such as Star Wars, Jimmy Buffet, and my personal favorite (disclaimer—my cousin stars in the movie and my family owns the themed Rosemont restaurant!) Caddyshack Night. You can check out the promotional schedule here.
Limited family-friendly activities. The inflatables that kids typically love are not available for Chicago Dogs games during Covid, but your family can still enjoy Family Sundays, when families are invited to play catch on the field before the game as well as enjoy food and drink specials. Lastly, be sure to check out Squeeze’s Scholars Program that encourages baseball fans to read when not at the ballgame.
Looking for the most-socially distanced experience during the Chicago Dogs game?
Don’t book seats with a group because in our experience the ticket office put all of the groups in one section and it was CROWDED. Instead, book a picnic table by calling 847-636-5450. Can’t snag a table? Then I highly recommend hanging out on the outfield concourse (masks required) for a great view of the game. Lastly, Wiener Wednesdays tend to sell out so I recommend choosing a different day to attend a Dogs game.
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