About The Hall of Fame
Legacy of the 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.
Board of Directors
Join Us in Celebrating Chicagoland’s Sporting Excellence.
Join us in celebrating Chicagoland’s sporting excellence by supporting the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Together, we can preserve the legacies of exceptional athletes, coaches, and sports contributors, inspire future generations, and foster a strong sense of community pride.