Fall Football Destinations

After looking through Taft’s football schedule for this season, I was saddened to find the Eagles play no games at Winnemac Park this year.

For the first time since I moved to Chicago in 2003, I got to see a game there in 2009. In fact, I watched Taft play three times last season at the stadium that is located in a park surrounded by a neighborhood of houses in Lincoln Square, where I lived from 2004-2006.

Without a doubt, that was my favorite venue, and I have watched games all over the Chicago area since I arrived (that includes a state championship at Memorial Stadium in Champaign). That the stadium has no lights makes it better.

Even though I will have no work reason to go there this fall, I may find a game that I can watch as a fan. After all, I do have to eat and Winnemac has tasty nachos. Even the Yelpers give the park great marks.

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