My family is a big time hockey one.
We always make it a point to watch a hockey game on TV or in person if possible.
If you travel anywhere during hockey season, you better try to catch a game. I lucked out being in Orland Park Illinois because of a work thing. I was actually very impressed with the area. The Orland Park Grasslands as part of the forest preserve were really pretty. I also liked Continental Park while I was there. Of course I chose to stay for the weekend and drive into Chicago so I could see a Chicago Blackhawks game. It is tradition in my family to see a hockey game wherever you are, buy a jersey and have a good time. What was especially nice is that after the game, driving back to my hotel in Orland Park wasn’t that difficult. It was only about forty minutes and the drive was nice. I was able to enjoy the city but not hear all the noise. I bet people staying in that area gotta deal with traffic and people yelling all night long since their hockey team won. Instead, I got to sleep in a quiet hotel in a nice neighborhood. I liked the area so much that anytime work offers someone to travel to Orland Park I jump right at it. It is calm, peaceful and very fun. It is right up my alley. I will try to push going only during hockey season though. I have zero interest in other sports.