Field Location

Pride Bowl is held at the Montrose Beach – Cricket Hill fields, along the shore of Lake Michigan. The majority of the fields are located between W. Montrose Avenue and W. Wilson Drive. Additional fields are located north of W. Wilson Drive, a short walk via a pedestrian/bike underpass. Four of the fields are turf, while the rest are grass, so be prepared for either playing surface.

 The fields are a quick 5 minute walk to the beach, and several stores and restaurants are located nearby on Wilson, Montrose and Broadway.

Transportation to Fields:


Since the fields are part of a larger park-system, Google Maps and Apple Maps do not assign an exact address to the field location. The closest “address” within the park is the SP+ Parking Lot at 601 W. Montrose Ave..

Alternatively, we suggest using one of the following locations for your driving directions or Uber/Lyft destination.

Montrose Beach Track & Field

Montrose Beach Skate Park (Wilson Skatepark)

SP+ Parking: 601 W. Montrose Ave.

Public Transportation:

The fields are a 10-15 minute walk from the Wilson Red/Purple Line CTA Station.  Use the Wilson Ave station exit, and walk east along Wilson to the fields. The CTA fare is $2.50/ride + 2 Free Transfers within 2 hours. CTA Trains and buses all accept ApplyPay, GooglePay, SamsungPay, and “Contactless” Credit/Debit Cards. See for more information on schedules, routes, fares and multi-day passes. 

Several CTA Bus Routes, including express buses from the Magnificent Mile and the Loop stop blocks from the fields.

  • 146 (Magnificent Mile/Loop Express bus) – Get off at Montrose Ave & Marine Dr
  • 151 (Local bus from Lakeview) – Get off at Montrose Ave & Sheridan Rd
  • 36 (Local bus from Lakeview) – Get off at Montrose Ave & Broadway
Driving & Parking:

Montrose Beach – Cricket Hill is located directly off Lake Shore Drive, via either the Montrose Exit or Wilson Exit.

Free street parking is available on the roads within the park surrounding the fields on W Wilson Dr, W Montrose Ave, and N Simonds Dr.  Note that W Montrose Harbor Dr and W Lawrence Ave have pay-meters.

Free street parking is also available on N Marine Dr, on the opposite side of Lake Shore Drive from the fields.

Two different pay parking lots are available next to the fields.  The parking rate is $2/hour; $6/4hours; $12/9hours; $20/full-day. No overnight parking allowed.