Sports Industry

Chicagoans love sports. In fact, 44% of them have attended a professional sporting event in the last year. Whether they are going to a major or minor league game, a racetrack, or any of the myriad area events, sports is a common denominator in the social fabric of the Chicago community.

Chicagoland Sports Enthusiasts

  • 58% are male
  • $80,208 median household income
  • 77% own their home

National Trends / Observations

  • “Home” field advantage: As regular consumers get priced out of stadiums, friends are more likely to get together to watch sports at home.
  • Get out of the game: Behind-the-scene or up-close experiences are increasingly valued ways for businesses to reward customers, recruit new ones or gain entry into new markets.

Base: 3,187,596 Adults A18+ who have attended any professional sports event in the past year. Sources: Scarborough, Chicago R1, 2010; National Trends / Observations compiled by Tribune Media Group Market Strategy from various sources.

Connecting with the Sports Industry

chicago-tribune-logo

chicagotribune.com

chicagotribune.com is where Chicago goes to get news and information.

Added to your planREMOVE
chicago-tribune-logo

Chicago Tribune

As the Midwest's largest newspaper, Chicago Tribune continues to deliver a highly engaged audience.

Added to your planREMOVE
Metromix_thumb

Metromix Sports & Entertainment Events

Reach the Chicagoland youth through a collection of sports & entertainment events held throughout the year.

Added to your planREMOVE
redeye

RedEye

The #1 daily city newspaper, RedEye provides a unique and clever take on news, sports, pop culture, and entertainment.

Added to your planREMOVE
TribLocal Featured Image

TribLocal

Your resource for hyperlocal news and information in the Chicagoland suburbs.

Added to your planREMOVE
123
312-222-5995