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Best Sporting Goods Stores In Chicago

October 3, 2010 2:34 PM

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Sports Authority boasts eight floors of equipment and clothing. (Credit: www.sportsauthority.com)

Sports Authority boasts eight floors of equipment and clothing. (Credit: http://www.sportsauthority.com)

With a city so focused on sports, it’s little surprise that Chicago has some of the best sporting goods stores in the country. Whether a small mom-and-pop store next to a baseball stadium or a mega-store on Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s prime shopping location, Windy City sports fans should have no problem finding gear supporting their favorite teams or equipment to get on the field themselves.

fansedge Best Sporting Goods Stores In Chicago

At the Fan's Edge, you can find jerseys and hoodies of your favorite NFL, NHL and MLB club, as well as a selection of ties, boxers and pajamas. (Credit: http://www.fansclub.com)

Fan’s Edge

55 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 661-7144
http://www.fansedge.com

While most Chicago sporting goods stores carry an assortment of licensed merchandise for Chicago’s teams, the thing that sets Fan’s Edge apart from the crowd is their unique selection of specialty items. Here, not only will you find jerseys and hoodies of your favorite NFL, NHL and MLB club, but you can also browse a selection of ties, boxers, pajamas, socks and a wide range of emblazoned merchandise.

niketown Best Sporting Goods Stores In Chicago

Niketown offers innovative design elements and it's a fun place to try out those new shoes. (Credit: http://www.niketown.com)

Niketown

669 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-6363
http://www.niketown.com

Niketown is not just one of the best sporting goods stores in Chicago, but an experience unto itself. Located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, its central location and enticing range of merchandise make it a must-see for tourists, as well as locals. With its innovative design elements, it’s a fun place to try out those new shoes (a basketball court is included for testing them out). Children will enjoy the life-size cut-out figures of major Chicago and world-class athletes, and women will appreciate that an entire floor of this huge mega-store is dedicated just to them.

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Sports Authority boasts eight floors of equipment and clothing. (Credit: http://www.sportsauthority.com)

Sports Authority

620 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6151
www.sportsauthority.com

The largest sporting goods store in Chicago, Sports Authority boasts eight floors of equipment and clothing – virtually anything an athlete could want or need for any sport of his or her choice. And there are always great deals to be had, with frequent coupon promotions and online deals. At the LaSalle Street store, be sure to visit the basement area, where all matter of bargains are to be had, from running shoes to tennis rackets, jackets to golf clubs, all at fantastic prices.

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Wrigleyville has a great selection of Cubs merchandise. (Credit: http://www.wrigleyville.com)

Wrigleyville Sports

959 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(800) 369-7827
http://www.wrigleyvillesports.com

Conveniently located across the street from the Chicago Cubs’ stadium, not surprisingly, this sporting goods store has a great selection of Cubs merchandise. (Those who ride the subway to the game can’t miss it.) Despite the store’s focus on the Cubs (featuring custom Cubs jerseys to order), other Chicago teams do not get short-changed here, making it one of the best sporting goods stores in Chicago for Bears and Blackhawks fans, too.

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