The Chicago-area minor league baseball team named for the city’s love of hot dogs has lured the Wiener’s Circle to suburban Rosemont. A second location of the infamous Lincoln Park hot dog stand is set to open at Impact Field, the $62.9 million and 6,300-seat home of the new Chicago Dogs. The stand opens on May 25 for the inaugural home opener for the new American Association of Independent Professional Baseball team.
The Wiener’s Circle is a fixture on Clark Street. Customers are invited to engage in hurling insults at the staff who respond accordingly. The Wiener’s Circle has even starred in its own reality TV show. A stand even opened in Vegas, but closed last year. Lately, the stand has made a new name for itself for the messages on its marquee. The owners use the signage to taunt the Cubs’ opponents and President Trump. It remains to be seen if the baseball stand will also go political.
Check out this genius's stable. pic.twitter.com/rQBE1VUKC4— The Wiener's Circle (@TheWienerCircle) February 17, 2018
Staff from the original location will make appearances in Rosemont, according to a news release. They’ll also change the name of the team to the “Chicago Wieners” on Wednesdays with special uniforms. The White Sox aren’t the only team with an anti-ketchup agenda as the alternate uniforms will feature a logo with a #NoKetchup patch. A traditional Chicago-style hot dog omits the tomato condiment. It’s usage has lead to spirited debates.
While the hot dogs aren’t gourmet, the stand inside a baseball stadium isn’t too unlike what Doug Sohn has done at Wrigley Field where he has a Hot Doug’s stand near the bleachers at the home of the Cubs. The Chicago Dogs first game home game is May 25 against the Kansas City T-Bones. Talk about a food fight.