It’s been a couple of weeks since the Hawks clinched the Stanley cup for the second year in a row. For some dedicated sports buffs across the city, watching the Cubs or the Sox alone isn’t quite enough to satiate their appetite. In honor of those ever-consuming sports fanatics, we’re paying tribute to 5 sports-centered startups that are always there for you—in and out of season.
STATS is a leader in providing innovative sports-related technology, data and content. They’re the answer to a lot of the pain points that sports fanatics and reporters have when it comes to accessing and managing sports statistics. Oh, and with STATS, your fantasy league also has access to a full-service management system from a company that many sport reporters and coaches themselves rely on.Vivid Seats
Despite the heat, Chicago summers might seem a little cold without the Bulls, the Bears, and the Blackhawks to keep you fired up. Luckily, we’ve still got baseball and soccer. You can book tickets for the Cubs, Sox, and Chicago Fire games through Chicago’s online ticket marketplace, Vivid Seats, who’s definitely down to hook you up with some awesome ticket deals.SportsLock
SportsLock is an awesome, fully customizable fantasy sports platform that allows you to organize your draft and bet against friends for cold, hard cash. Through a head-to-head or bracket competition, you can play as often as you’d like and make all of your cash withdrawals and deposits directly through their app, which is synced to your PayPal account.Drinkfly
What are sports without beer? Drinkfly, Chicago’s own alcohol delivery app, makes sure you never have to find out the answer to that question. Use Drinkfly to make sure your fridge is stocked before the game—or order reinforcements at halftime so you don’t have to go out mid-game and miss the hottest play of the night. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s cheap, and most importantly, it brings the beer straight to you.HighStride
Some sports fans are content with watching the game from their couch. For others, they turn to apps like Chicago-based HighStride, which promises to keep you in shape and ready to compete with the best athletes in the city. With HighStride, runners select races from across the US and are given a personalized training regimen and tips of the trade to make sure they cross the finish line—whether it’s their first 5k or their 50th marathon.
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