Guaranteed Rate Field

home venue of the Chicago White Sox

Guaranteed Rate Field is a baseball park in Chicago, Illinois. It is the home field of the Major League Baseball team called the Chicago White Sox. It opened in 1991, replacing historic Comiskey Park. Before U.S. Cellular, a wireless telephone carrier, bought naming rights in 2003, with the stadium then being renamed U.S. Cellular Field, the ballpark was known as New Comiskey Park (or just "Comiskey Park"), in honor of the old park.

Guaranteed Rate Field
(New) Comiskey Park
"The Arrow"
"The G-Spot"
Guaranteed Rate Field (then U.S. Cellular Field) on Opening Day 2014
Former namesComiskey Park (II) (1991–2003)
U.S. Cellular Field (2003–2016)
Location333 West 35th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Coordinates41°49′48″N 87°38′2″W / 41.83000°N 87.63389°W / 41.83000; -87.63389
Public transitSox–35th (CTA station)
35th–Bronzeville–IIT (CTA station)
OwnerIllinois Sports Facilities Authority
OperatorChicago White Sox Ltd.
Capacity40,615 (2004–present)
47,098 (2003)
45,936 (2001–2002)
44,321 (1991–2000)
Record attendance47,609
July 15, 2003
74th All-Star Game

White Sox game: 46,246
October 5, 1993
Game 1 of the 1993 ALCS

Post-renovations: 41,432
October 23, 2005
Game 2 of the 2005 World Series
Field size(2001–present)
Left Field – 330 feet (101 m)
Left-Center – 375 feet (114 m) (Not Posted)
Center Field – 400 feet (122 m)
Right-Center – 375 feet (114 m) (Not Posted)
Right Field – 335 feet (102 m)
Backstop – 60 feet (18 m)
Outfield Wall Height – 8 feet (2 m)

Left Field – 347 feet (106 m)
Left-Center – 375 feet (114 m)
Center Field – 400 feet (122 m)
Right-Center – 375 feet (114 m)
Right Field – 347 feet (106 m)
Backstop – 60 feet (18 m)
Outfield Wall Height – 8 feet (2 m)
ScoreboardCenter Field full-color, high resolution video board 28 feet (8.5 m) x 53 feet (16 m) (2003–present)
Right Field LED Display out-of-town scoreboard 23 feet (7.0 m) x 68 feet (21 m) (2009–present)
Left Field matrix board (2003–present)
Fan Deck ticker board (2003–present)
2 small scoreboards along the facade down the Right Field and Left Field lines below the 500 level
StartedMay 7, 1989
OpenedApril 18, 1991
Construction costUS$167 million
($332 million in 2024 dollars[1])

$118 million (2001–2007 renovations)
($154 million in 2024 dollars[1])
ArchitectHOK Sport (now Populous) (original)
HKS, Inc. (2001–2007 renovations)
Project managerInternational Facilities Group, LLC[2]
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti
Services engineerFlack + Kurtz[3]
General contractorGust K. Newberg Construction Company[4]
Chicago White Sox (MLB) (1991–present)

The stadium name lost most of its value in Chicago after the company sold its local network to Sprint in 2012. During the 2016 MLB season, the White Sox made a new deal with Chicago-based mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate. The stadium name officially changed on November 1 of that year.[5]

Sources change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  2. "International Facilities Group - US Cellular Field". Archived from the original on 2016-10-11. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  3. "Opus North Promotes Jacobson". Chicago Tribune. September 24, 1989. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  4. U.S. Cellular Field -
  5. Ecker, Danny (August 24, 2016). "White Sox home gets a new name: Guaranteed Rate Field". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  • Green Cathedrals, by Philip J. Lowry

Other websites change

Events and Tenants
Preceded by
Comiskey Park
Home of the
Chicago White Sox

1991 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Miller Park
Host of the
MLB All-Star Game

Succeeded by
Minute Maid Park
Preceded by
Turner Field
Host of the
Civil Rights Game

Succeeded by
Minute Maid Park