Sports Fans, United On The West Side of Chicago
On the West side of Chicago, across the street from where the legendary Chicago Stadium used to be, there is a meeting place for sports fans, whether it be for basketball or hockey. 1901 W. Madison St. has been a significant mecca for thousands of spectators on any given night since the fall of 1994.
Not to mention the millions of memories provided by the Ringling Bros., Barnum and Bailey Circus, the Ice Capades, or countless concerts that have come and gone. The public gathering for an entertaining event has been a favorite past time for Chicagoans and out-of-towners for generations. Exciting memories of superstars like Michael Jordan, Bobby Hull, and Stan Mikita are still alive in the daydreams of countless individuals, whoever has pushed their way through a turnstile and attended a Hawks or Bulls game years ago. Youngsters have been thrilled when seeing the eye-opening sights of lions, tigers, elephants, and clowns at the circus; and that tradition continues to this day.
Yes indeed, the camaraderie and atmosphere at any one of these events can turn a cold, gray winter day into a fantastic memory which can be replayed and re-lived for a lifetime. The environment and lively spirit is truly unlike any other that a person will encounter anywhere else.
So I encourage all readers to take the initiative and go to a game or an entertaining attraction soon- it will most likely change your perspective and awaken your imagination in the middle of winter; much more than a mundane shopping trip for chocolates to be opened on Feb. 14th ever will.