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Everything you need to know about visiting Wrigley Field (1060 W Addison St, Chicago IL 60613)
Even when baseball’s not in season, there’s plenty to do at this legendary stadium in Wrigleyville. Fans can tour the Friendly Confines, explore the Park at Wrigley, eat and drink the day away from the stands and so much more. Whatever the occasion, there's no such thing as a boring day at Wrigley Field.
Catch a game
Of course, the main attraction here is baseball, and you don't have to be a season ticket holder to partake. The Cubs typically open their season in April and offer a variety of seats for every price point. For first-time visitors and super fans alike, there's nothing quite like sitting in the bleachers with an ice-cold beer and hot dog in hand (though families with small children might want to look elsewhere for seats). Pro tip: Arrive early to watch practice and avoid the mad rush to get in.
When it comes to ballpark eats, Wrigley Field is a step above the rest. Beyond soft pretzels and nachos, the stadium offers rotating dishes from some of Chicago's top chefs as well as Hot Doug's famous dogs. The historic stadium also plays host to a slew of big-name concerts (think Lady Gaga, Billy Joel and Zac Brown Band) and special events throughout the warmer months of the year.
Park at Wrigley
Located just outside the Friendly Confines at Clark St and Waveland Ave, the Park at Wrigley offers oodles of events and community happenings throughout the week. Check out Green City Market's outpost there, attend a yoga class or run club, see a movie outdoors or enjoy a concert.
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Being from the commonwealth, baseball is not something I have grown up with. But something I have learned is that there are stadiums in the US that are institutions and Wrigley Field is one of them. The vibe around this place is electrifying and without even knowing what happened on the field I couldn't help but stand up and shout along with the crowd. Pre-game is where its at, prior to the game there are tons of bars to choose from around the stadium to get amped for the upcoming game. Inside its a whirlwind of hot-dogs, beer and deep dish pizza. In terms of viewing pleasure, it seems like anywhere you are in the stadium is fine and we happened to get great seats just off 1st base. As my first time ever watching baseball live, it will go down as a fond memory of mine and I do hope to be back there someday.
Nothing beats the smell of ballpark food, the sound of fans cheering and a win for the home team. The best part about Wrigley Field is the food. With so many different options, it’s really hard to choose what to eat. I’m all about the traditional ballpark hot dog, however, Wrigley has stepped up their game and has a foot-long buffalo chicken tenders and slaw hot dog. This hot dog is covered with blue cheese slaw and topped with buffalo chicken tenders. If that is a little too much for you, there is also a bacon mac n’ cheese dog with BBQ sauce and caramelized onions. Other food offerings include: Giordano’s pizza, ice cream helmets, Buona beef and Hot Doug’s if you sit in the bleachers. I love Wrigley because you can grab phenomenal food, enjoy the second oldest ballpark and sing along to ‘Go Cubs Go’ with 40,000 of your closest friends when they win.
I go to Wrigley for the food and thats about it. Around the stadium is always extremely crowded and I try to avoid it at all costs. The hotdogs and nachos are pretty on point and I go once a season to get my fix.
As a lifelong Milwaukee Brewers fan, I never thought I'd step foot in Wrigley Field—let alone fall in love with the stadium and the team that calls it home.
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.