Throughout history, there have been great rivalries that have kept us riveted to our seats. A rivalry is where the competition is particularly intense between athletic teams, athletes, or others. From the Hatfields and the McCoys and Edward Cope and Othniel Marsh, to Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, there have been bitter competitions between people that sometimes resulted in death.
Luckily, in the world of sports, rivalries only intensify the competition and the play, adding a spark to the atmosphere that has to be experienced in-person in order to have the full effect. One such rivalry is that of the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Socks, and on the tennis court of Wimbledon, there has been a fair share of rivalries show up as well.
Bounce Sporting Club is a sports bar and corporate event venue in Chicago. We offer a place to relax after a long day at work and enjoy sports with other sports fanatics, as well as corporate event venue spaces to celebrate with work colleagues and friends. With dozens of flat screen TVs located all throughout the club, you won’t miss a moment of any major sporting event. Throw in our delicious full menu food items and our great drinks, you will be swept up in any sporting event. Below, we’ll take a look at two must-see sporting events that should be on every fan’s bucket list. Contact us today to get started!
AMAZING SPORTS EVENTS FOR YOUR BUCKET LIST
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Socks Game at Fenway Park
Fenway Park is the oldest baseball stadium in the country, famous for the Green Monster, The Triangle, and Pesky’s Pole, most of which are quirks that come with a stadium that has been added on to over the years. And let’s not forget The Lone Red Seat, which is literally a seat painted red in the right field bleachers that signifies the longest home run ever hit at Fenway Park by Ted Williams in 1946.
All the quirks and nostalgia aside, what really makes Fenway Park special is its team, the Boston Red Soxs, which has been in this stadium since 1912. The Boston Red Soxs used to be an underdog team, which fosters even more devotees, but one thing has always been the same — the rivalry between the Red Soxs and the Yankees. This rivalry has 100 years of history that fuels it, with events such as the Babe Ruth trade, Bucky Dent, Aaron Boone, and the infamous bloody sock game, of course there is angst amongst the two. Add in the fact that you are facing off two great East Coast cities, New York and Boston, who both hold a mutual despise for one another, and you have a rivalry that has to be experienced to be fully understood.
Every game between New York and Boston is very close to what a play-off game or a World Series game would be, with the outcome hinging on who has bragging rights. However, the atmosphere is especially charged at Fenway Park since the old Yankee stadium is no longer in existence. Here, the rivalry is at its greatest, and when you go, you can’t help but pick a side, even if you have no dog in the fight.
If you can’t catch a New York Yankees/Boston Red Soxs’ game this year, no worries. We’ve got the game covered at Bounce Sporting Club here in Chicago. As the area’s best sports bar and corporate event venue, we’ve got everything you need to watch the Yankees and the Red Soxs continue their rivalry. You won’t miss any of the action with our dozens of flat screen TVs. You can destress after work by grabbing a bite to eat, a beer, and watching the game, talking smack with those around you who are on the opposing side. The great thing about sports fans here in the US is that you can talk to each other in a civilized manner, but have totally opposing opinions.
As if that weren’t enough, we have the best corporate event venues you could ever want, such as our Field House, which can hold up to 300 friends and fans, our Clubhouse, which is our intermediate room, holding up to 150 people, and our Sky Box, which is our smallest venue space that holds up to 45 people for a more intimate gathering area. Our corporate event venue spaces do book up fast when the Soxs do take on the Yanks, so call today for immediate booking!
While tennis is not as big here in the United States, it’s very popular in other places of the world. As a sports fan, if you want to see the best of the best tennis players and experience what the tennis world is truly all about, then you need to see Wimbledon in England for your tennis bucket list pick.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, having been inaugurated in 1877. It is full of pomp and pageantry as the Royal Box at Centre Court is always occupied by some royal figure. Famously played on grass, Wimbledon is one of only four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, so winning Wimbledon is every tennis player’s dream.
When you go, you are just outside of London, so it’s a good excuse to sight see as well, taking in Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and The London Eye. There are many other games played before the championship game, sometimes with games going on simultaneously on other courts, so there is definitely enough tennis to fill your sports bones. You’ll also notice there will be a lot of people dressed up for the occasion, but there will be a lot of tourists as well who are dressed for the weather. Strawberries and cream are the traditional food you should indulge in, having been served since 1877. However, the treat is just like it sounds: strawberries topped with cream, which you could whip up on your own for a fraction of the price. Strawberries were seen as a European delicacy since they were hard to grow in England. This treat was said to have been invented back in 1509. Cream was a hefty part of the peasant diet, so strawberries combined with cream made this treat both upper class and lower class friendly.
Pageantry aside, this place is packed with tennis fans who can get pretty rowdy, such as booing the court judges. One really nice thing is, although tickets may be hard to come by, they are subsidized by the British government, meaning they are not thousands of dollars, and they are purposely democratically handed out in terms of purchasing them (first come, first serve). This means the average person who is not a millionaire has a chance of landing some amazing seats to the greatest tennis event on the planet.
Bounce Sporting Club recognized that Wimbledon is miles away from Chicago. Thus, we offer the next best thing, which is a Wimbledon-esque atmosphere right here in our sports bar and corporate event venue in Chicago. You can stay close to home, see the tennis matches, eat food (besides berries) when you are hungry, and drink delicious beverages all day long. While we don’t have the royalty, we do offer comfortable seating out of the rain (which Wimbledon is famous for) and private venue spaces with their own entrances to accommodate your needs. Whether you are looking to partake in Wimbledon with a few friends or a lot, we’ve got you covered. Reach out to our booking team, or visit our sports bar today!
CHOOSING BOUNCE SPORTING CLUB AS YOUR MUST-SEE SPORTING EVENT SPORTS BAR
There is something about watching sports with a group of sports fans, and if you are the only one in your family that likes sports, sometimes you need to seek out camaraderie when you need it. At Bounce Sporting Club in Chicago, our sports bar and corporate event venue is the perfect location for you to find like-minded sports fans to talk about your favorite sporting events all day long and not get yelled at by your significant other.
In addition, we offer the best corporate event venue spaces for your sports party celebrations. If you haven’t experienced your own private sports party, then you are missing out. You’ll have your own space with all of your friends, family, and co-workers where you can be yourself, shout to your heart’s content, see all of the action, eat all of the food and drink what you can, and have great customer service from our staff to boot. While you can’t quite recreate the energy of being at the event itself, the next best thing is being there with friends. While you’re here, pick up one of our bright and beautiful yellow, pink, or black beanies!
Bounce Sporting Club is the best sports bar and corporate event venue in Chicago. Book all of your sports-related parties today!