Monday, May 7, 2018

Illinois' 200th Bicentennial, Sporting Events-- Part 3: Race to Mackinac

4.  RACE TO MACKINAC--  Navy Pier, Chicago, start.  This race started  in 1898 with just five boats, but now attracts 300+.  From Chicago to Michigan's Mackinac Island.  Put on by the Chicago Yacht Club.  This year July 21.  Parade of boats sails past Navy Pier on the way to the start at the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse.

5.  THE CHICAGO FIRE--  Toyota Park, Bridgeview,  If you like soccer, this is for you.  Arguably the most intense of all Chicago fans sit in the north end bleachers., the so-called Section 8 fans.  That name comes from when the team played at Soldier Field.  Today, they are in sections 116-118 at the new park.


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