Balmoral Park has been a staple in the Illinois racing community since it was first built as, “Lincoln Fields,” in 1925. As Chicago’s premier live harness racing facility, Balmoral Park offers a full 10 horse fields, guaranteed betting pools, great weather and big payouts, all of which make it a popular tourist destination for visitors and residents of the Chicago area. Located nearby our Chicago Midway Hotel, the park hosts live racing on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays year round, and Simulcast wagering (for racetracks across the United States and Canada) everday from 11:00am onwards.
Visiting Balmoral Park for Live Harness Racing
Live harness racing at Balmoral Park is a great way to spend the day, whether you’re planning on betting on the races or just interested in enjoying a day outside and watching the competitions. Admission is free for the grandstand area of the park for live racing, and costs $2.00 per person for the Lincoln Room or Balmoral Club. The Lincoln Room and Balmoral Club are indoor facilities where you can watch the races as well as enjoy dining options ranging from fine dining in the Balmoral Club (dress code is required and reservations are recommended) to Bar & Grill style food at the Lincoln Room. There are also full concessions available in the grandstand and throughout the facility on the first and second floors as well as trackside concessions with a range of snack foods like hotdogs, pizza and nachos as well as beer and soft drinks.
Special Events at Balmoral Park
Balmoral Park is also known for its many special and fundraising events. In October they hosted a well received breast cancer fundraising evening and they have more special events coming up in February including the, “Winter Bean Bag Tournament at Balmoral Park.” This special event is a team tournament following a single elimination match and double elimination tournament structure. There is s $20 entry fee and you can pre-register using the phone number listed at the link above. First prize is $250.00 and second is $150.00, only those 18 and older are able to compete.
Group Events at Balmoral Park
Balmoral Park is also well known for its fun group events. If you’re coming to town for a corporate event, bachelor or bachelorette party, birthday party or are just looking for something entertaining to do with a large group why not contact Balmoral Park and see what options they have? It’s a great idea for something original and unique for your entire group.
Visiting Chicago via Midway Airport? Stay at our Chicago Midway Airport Hotel
If you’re coming to Chicago and are traveling through the Chicago Midway Airport and are looking for a convenient place to stay, why not try our Chicago Midway Airport Hotel which is conveniently situated by the Midway Airport as well as many other nearby attractions including Balmoral Park.