Join us for some of the best pickup basketball in Chicago. You'll get a ton of playing time in a well-organized event. Our host will check players in, divide players into teams, and make sure that everything runs smoothly. All you have to do is show up ready to play!
Read this important information on payment and registration...
We post our events on MeetUp.com, but as of April 2019, we have a fancy new registration and payment system. The number of attendees you see on meetup might not be accurate. If you haven’t already, become a member of Grab A Game for free. You can do this on GrabAGame.com or our the Grab A Game app available for Android and iOS.
Once you find a Grab A Game event you plan to attend on Meetup, say “Yes” that you’d like to go. This puts you on the Waiting List. In simple terms the waiting list means: We’re waiting for you to pay. : – )
Every event is listed on our Grab A Game app and GrabAGame.com. Don’t be shy, go ahead and pay! You can cancel up to two hours before an event if you need to and get credit for a future event of the same price.
MindBody and Grab A Game
Our payment and registration system is part of the MindBody Platform. This system is secure and most often used for yoga studios and gyms. So you might see references to "classes" and "coaches" instead of "games" and "hosts," but it's a great system that makes registration, payments, and check-in super easy.
Ready to lock in your spot and pay? Visit: https://grabagame.com/basketball/
What happens if you don't pre-pay? You can register and pay on site if we still have spots. However, this slows down the check-in process and you might get some looks from the other players who are eager to start playing.
What to Wear
We are playing indoors on a rubberized all-sport surface. Most players wear basketball shoes, but gym shoes are also allowed.
What to Expect
Show up early. The games will begin at the time posted for this event. Players may start checking in with the event host as early as 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. If a court is available, you may begin warming up before the event begins.
Level of Play
This event is open to all levels of play. There are no referees, so players need to play with sportsmanship and make their own calls. We aim to make everyone feel welcome at these events.
Windy City Fieldhouse is located at Logan and Western. It has several courts for different sports. There is free parking in the parking lot along the side of Windy City Fieldhouse and in the Target parking garage. Please do not park in the Target parking lot. Parking along the fence near the Target parking lot are metered spots.
If you're taking public transit, it's within walking distance from these stops:
Blue line - Western stop (1 mile)
49 Western Bus - Western and Logan/Jones stop
76 Diversey Bus - Diversey and Logan stop
74 Fullerton Bus - Fullerton and Oakley Stop
Nearest Divvy Station: About a block away at Logan and Elston
Minimum number of players and playing formats.
This event needs a minimum of 10 people (not including the host) signed up before the start of the event in order to run. An email notification will be sent if we cancel. Refunds or credits will be issued if we cancel the event. Sign up early to encourage more people to sign up!
Requirement to play
This is an adult basketball group. You must be 19 older. Males and females of all skill levels are welcome to play. There is no required gender ratio.
What's included in the price?
Your payment helps to cover the rental costs, the hourly pay for your event host, and ensures a well-organized event.
Post your question in the comments section of this meetup and the event host or one of our organizers will reply. Or, call M-F 9:00am-5:00pm:[masked].
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