Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame
26th Annual Induction & Awards Dinner
Commemorating Sporting Greatness Throughout The Chicagoland Area.
We pay tribute to the outstanding athletes, coaches, and sports contributors who have made significant contributions to the sports landscape of the Chicago metropolitan area. Through our induction ceremonies and recognition events, the Hall of Fame serves as a platform to honor the achievements, records, and impact of individuals from various sports.
VIP Cocktails 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Dinner & Introduction 7 PM
About Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame
The Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1979 as an exhibit trailer owned by the Olympia Brewing Company parked at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Chicago Park District took over the exhibit in 1983. From 1988 the Hall of Fame exhibit and plaques were displayed in Mike Ditka’s restaurant until the restaurant closed in 1991. The Hall of Fame moved to Maryville Academy in Des Plaines in 1996 where it was operated under the guidance of Father John P. Smyth. Today, the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame is virtual and hosts it’s annual awards ceremony at Wintrust Arena in Chicago where it is managed by Charles P. Carey a Chicago businessman and former Chairman of Chicago’s Board of Trade.
Meet the Class of 2023
Ben Kennedy - Award of Distinction
Brian Campbell - Stan Mikita Award
Ron Dayne - Gale Sayers Award
Devin Hester - Chicago Bears
Don Amidei - Track and Field (Posthumous)
Jack McDowell - Chicago White Sox
Fred Mitchell - Media Award
Eric Steinbach - Football
John Randle - George Connor Award
Julianne Sitch - Soccer Player and Cooch
Mary Wise - Volleyball
Robert Smith - Basketball
Ronnie Fields - Basketball
Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt - Sports Ministry
Buck O'Neil - Baseball
Governor J.B. Pritzker - Lifetime Contribution of Sport Award Recipient
Directions & Parking
McCormick Place Parking Lot A provides the most convenient on-site parking access for Wintrust Arena events.
A limited number of prepaid guaranteed parking spaces are available at the rate of $38 per day by advance order. Parking spaces are guaranteed even if lots fill to capacity.
In an effort to enhance public safety and the fan experience, Wintrust Arena utilizes metal detectors and enforces the following purse and bag policy limiting the size and style of bags allowed.
For the safety, security, and enjoyment of all guests, the following items are not allowed in the Wintrust Arena. Your cooperation will help expedite entering the facility.
In accordance with the City of Chicago and the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, smoking is prohibited inside Wintrust Arena and Arie Crown Theater. (this includes all smoking tobacco, marijuana, e-cigarettes and vaporizers). Violators of this policy may be ejected from the venue.