Ms. Stengele, a Chicago native, is a former professional figure skater and lifelong sports fan. Her company, Sports Traveler, offers clients a full range of services providing event tickets, hotel accommodations, and complete tour packages to top sporting events in the Chicagoland area, across the United States, and around the globe.
Sports Traveler Chicago is the first in a series of guidebooks that provide the reader with the best ways to experience and appreciate sports events. Partnering with Chicago journalist and international sports writer and competitor Lydia Rypcinski, Ms. Stengele has produced a comprehensive sports travel guide book for both local residents and tourists.
“My goal with the book is to give readers the most complete and authentic fan experiences possible at a Windy City sporting event. I grew up in Chicago and became hooked on attending games in my 20s. Taking in all of the surroundings, in addition to experiencing the game, stirs up emotions and creates great memories for every fan at the event. It is these experiences that led me to write this book,” states Ms. Stengele.
Sports Traveler Chicago reveals dozens of hidden details about teams, venues, and sights and provides an “insider’s guide” to more than 20 pro sports teams, over 15 area arenas, attractions such as horse racing tracks and motor speedways, and such diverse annual events as golf tournaments, cycling races, and the Chicago Marathon.
Sports Traveler Chicago takes the reader beyond the traditional guidebook. Find out where the fans go before and after a game, learn about the sights and significant locations to check out around the venue, and gain insider tips that will help make your fan experience memorable.
Sports Traveler Chicago profiles major and minor league sports teams including the Chicago Bandits, Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Fire, Chicago Machine, Chicago Sky, Chicago Slaughter, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Wolves, Kane County Cougars, Schaumburg Flyers, and the Windy City Thunderbolts. Major Chicagoland venues detailed in the book include Allstate Arena, Chicagoland Speedway, Soldier Field, Toyota Park, United Center, US Cellular Field, and Wrigley Field.
Sports-related insights and little-known facts highlighted in Sports Traveler Chicago include where to find the famous statues of Harry Caray, Ernie Banks, Michael Jordan, and the Doughboy that honors World War I veterans; sports-themed collections and museums such as the Illinois Soccer and the National Italian American Sports Halls of Fame; the top viewing points for the Chicago Marathon, and numerous other insider details.
Addresses, contact information, and menu recommendations are provided for many of the most popular and traditional fan must-stop eateries and watering holes around the arenas including the Billy Goat Tavern, The Cubby Bear, Schaller’s Pump, Duke’s Drive-In, and Charleston’s Bar and Grill.
Sports Traveler Chicago is published by Lake Claremont Press and retails for $15.95. The book is available online at Amazon.com or http://www.SportsTravelerChicago.net and http://www.SportsTraveler.net. For more information call 1-888-654-7755 or 773-881-0076.
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Sports Traveler (http://www.sportstraveler.net)
Sports Traveler has traveled thousands of fans to many of the top sporting events around the globe including the Masters Golf Tournament, the Kentucky Derby, the BCS National Championship, the Super Bowl, and many others. Future events globally include the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, the 2010 South Africa World Cup, and the 2012 Summer Games.
Additionally, the Sports Traveler website includes Blogs, Fan Reviews, City Guides, Stadium Maps, and free audio Podcasts for sports traveler's to share and learn about their favorite teams, venues, and experiences.