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About WhirlyBall

You have probably come here wondering to yourself, what exactly is WhirlyBall? Well, fear not, because here is the best description possible. Basketball? Check. Lacrosse? Check. Bumper Cars? Another resounding check. So how exactly did a game with a mixed bag of rules and strategies, incorporating many different sports come about?

Our History:

It all began with a simple question. Where could a large group of people in need of a good time, yet unable to do so outside for months on end, go in their time of need? Lombard, Illinois of course! In 1993, Sam Elias, our founder, moved from Florida to Chicago in order to bring to the people the thing that they so desperately desired: 4,000 square feet of pure bumping, crossing, slam dunking bliss, all without the possibility of being arrested. Thus an idea was born.

Sam realized that the nine to fivers out there needed a release, and something else to do rather than Tuesday night bowling. That idea and that desire turned out to be even greater than Sam ever could have expected. Three years later another location was added near downtown Chicago and eight years after that a third made its way into the world in Vernon Hills. If that were not enough, just to make sure that all bases had been fully covered and to the glee of adrenaline junkies everywhere, a laser tag facility and a climbing wall were thrown into the batch. WhirlyBall’s main goal is to ensure that you above all have fun while you are here and always leave with a smile on your face.

So if your friend has ever asked how and why someone could dream up such a thing, bring them on down and show them for yourself, just make sure they are on the opposite team!

For more information check out our website or call us at (773) 486-7777.



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"WhirlyBall is a Blast!"

Last updated 3 years ago

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  •  WhirlyBall is blast! It's an awesome way to spend a night with a large group of friends. WhirlyBall is a unique game that is a combination of, floor hockey, lacrosse, basketball and bumper cars. Their are arcade games, a full bar, and laser tag available to keep you entertained while waiting for a group to finish playing.
    Brian M.

"Great Prices, Great People, Great Place"

Last updated 3 years ago

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  • Whirlyball is an awesome sporting experience. Came to a friends birthday party here a few months ago. The place was packed, but we got on the court right on schedule. Had plenty of time to hang, eat some decent food, and drink some great beers before and after the 1 hour long Whirlyball session. Great prices, great people, great place.


    Rick F

"Mix Between Bumper Cars and Lacrosse"

Last updated 4 years ago

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  • Been here twice for about 2 hours each time, it's been great each time. Mix between bumper cars and lacrosse. It's really tough to score, and the periods are short, but just bumping into other people is a great bit of fun. We've gotten the pizza here too, which is your standard stuff.


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