Even when baseball’s not in season, there’s plenty to do at this legendary stadium, erected in 1914 and reinvigorated by an ownership change in 2009. Seasonal tours offer an insider peek at the Friendly Confines, and, come winter, you can skate on an ice rink just outside of the field. Keep your eyes on the website for quick-to-sell-out special events; in the past, they’ve included ice-hockey games, a college football match and inexpensive charity events that allow the public to prance on the field.
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|Transport:||El stop: Red to Addison. Bus: 22, 152.|
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Even though there's constant construction now, it's still an amazing place to see a baseball game. The bleachers are my favorite place to sit because you can really get a great view of the entire Wrigley Field.
There's a reason why Wrigley is on just about every Must-Do list for Chicago. I've been a cubs fan only recently (past three years, really) and have only been to Wrigley Field once (so far!).
I wouldn't really classify myself as a diehard fan of baseball, but grew up watching my brothers play little league, listening to games on the radio with my grandfather on his front porch, and now watching my young nephews play. Still, I didn't think I would love my experience at a Cubs game quite so much.
A friend ordered the baseball hat full of nachos, which garnered many stares from passers-by. The beer was cold and delightful, the weather was perfect, it was a great day. And the Cubs won, can't beat that.
Everyone present seemed to be having the best time. From ticket-takers to peanut-sellers, people generally seemed to be in a good, friendly mood. The whole vibe was one of excitement and hope. I can't wait to go back.
Sitting in the stands, hanging out during a game and trying to flee if it happens to rain, sure, why not? After all, we gotta cheer on our Cubbies, who can't seem to catch a break. But this year's the year, right guys?
Its cozy size, easily accessible location and historic design elements make Wrigley Field one of the most unique ballparks in baseball. Though it hasn't been able to avoid the introduction of modern video displays and corporate influences, the Friendly Confines is still one of the best places to watch—i.e. actually pay attention to—a game. And say what you will about the drunken crowd on the Red Line, but having an El stop directly next to the stadium is incredibly convenient.
Attending a Cubs game at Wrigley Field feels more like a frat party than it does a sporting event. It's crawling with young men who seem to have forgotten their manners back at their state schools. That's changed a bit recently, with the Cubs playoff run last year and all.