Armour Square


Home to the Second City's second baseball team (yes, I'm a Cubs fan), Comiskey Park* definitely stands out amongst the landscape when you are driving along the Dan Ryan or on any of the nearby streets. Because of this, and the fact that a (supposed) Major League Baseball team plays here, there is no doubt about what the most popular destination and best-known landmark in the Armour Square neighborhood is. The stadium's design and architecture has been blasted ever since it was built, but I have to admit that it has gotten nicer, at least to look at, over the years. I've been to my fair share of Sox games throughout my lifetime, and the one thing that has always stood out to me are the iconic "spinning wheels" atop the scoreboard. ("Old Comiskey" had nine of these wheels when it was demolished, "New Comiskey" only has seven.) Even though I am typically rooting against the Sox, I can admit that it is always a thrill when one of them hits a home run, the lights on the "wheels" spin, and fireworks shoot out from behind the scoreboard.

* I know its not called Comiskey Park anymore, but that is what I will always refer to it as.