As a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Association (UFA)™, the Chicago Union compete at the sport’s highest level in a city that offers a thriving ultimate community and world-class sports environment.
Chicago is an ultimate hotbed. The presence of numerous large-scale organizations and events in the area has helped facilitate the Union in quickly becoming a beacon of elite competition. We cherish our relationships with fellow Chicago ultimate organizations Ultimate Chicago, Machine, Nemesis, several other elite men’s, women’s and mixed elite club teams, numerous collegiate and high school programs, and showcase events like the perennial Sandblast beach tournament, which attracts players from around the country to beautiful Montrose Beach in the heart of Chicago each summer.
While they have yet to “win it all,” the Union have enjoyed tremendous success over its first eight seasons, becoming Central Division Champions in 2021 and 2022, qualifying for the playoffs six times, while also participating in Championship Weekend in 2013, 2021, and losing in the Championship Game in 2022.
The league consists of 24 teams (22 in the U.S. and 2 in Canada) and is comprised of four divisions. The Union compete in the Central Division that includes the Detroit Mechanix, Indianapolis AlleyCats, Madison Radicals, Minnesota Wind Chill, and Pittsburgh Thunderbirds.
What's up with the "Y" on your jerseys?
Introduced in 1892 as part of a Chicago Tribune contest, the Device was enshrined in our Municipal Code in 1917, along with the flag. The Municipal Device was intended for public re-use, to show our pride. During the next century, though, the flag stole our hearts.The Municipal Device, represents the Chicago River and its two branches. The symbol is meant to be used unofficially by citizens, businesses and other organizations to promote pride in the city. This “Y” shaped figure can be found on lamp posts, fencing/railings, structures and buildings all across the city. While prominent on many municipal buildings and street lighting boxes, it can also often be found interestingly hidden in the facades of older commercial and industrial buildings across the city.