Welcome to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority (ISFA)

The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority (ISFA) is a government entity created by the Illinois General Assembly in 1987 for the purpose of constructing and renovating sports stadiums for professional sports teams in the State of Illinois. ISFA is the owner and developer of Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox. In 2001, the Authority provided funding for the redevelopment of Soldier Field and the surrounding 97 acres of Chicago’s lakefront.

Magnificent Coloring Day – Sept. 24, 2016

47,754 fans from across the nation packed Guaranteed Rate Field (formerly known as U.S. Cellular Field) on September 24, 2016 for the Magnificent Coloring Day Music Festival hosted and headlined by Chance the Rapper, Grammy Award winning hip-hop star and Chicago native.  The stellar lineup included Alicia Keys and  John Legend with surprise appearances by Kanye West, Common and Hannibal Buress. For more on the event, Click Here.

Huskies Chi-Town Showdown – Nov. 9, 2016

On November 9, 2016 thousands of Northern Illinois University and University of Toledo football fans packed into the ballpark to see their teams play the first football game ever held in Guaranteed Rate Field. On this historical night enthusiastic fans enjoyed pre-game festivities in every area of the park. Amazed and admiring fans watched the Northern Illinois Huskies battle their Mid-American Conference rivals, the University of Toledo Rockets. For more on the game, Click Here.