Wrigley Field

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Wrigley Field
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Wrigley Field

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.

Venue name: Wrigley Field
Address: 1060 W Addison St

Cross street: at Clark St
Transport: El stop: Red to Addison. Bus: 22, 152.
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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.

Lauren U

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.

Dana B

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.

Nick Kotecki

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.

sara f

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.

Madeline N

I have been a cubs fan since the day I was born, and while we've had our share of ups and downs as far as our record, I can think of a better stadium to watch them in. Walking into Wrigley you almost feel like you are being thrown back to the 40s. The bleacher style seating in the outfield makes is always a good time, and I dont think there is a single place I would choose to be over being at wrigley under the lights, its a really magical experience that everyone should have at least once in their life.

Elizabeth A

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?

Michael J

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.

Clayton Guse

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.