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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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers + Chris Stapleton
One of the most successful rock icons of our time, Tom Petty celebrates the 40th anniversary of his long-running backing band, the Heartbreakers, with a concert in Wrigley Field. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has settled into senior rock stardom...Rock and indie Thursday June 29 2017
Dead & Company
If you thought the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well shows at Soldier Field marked the end of the legendary jam band... you were wrong. Made up of surviving core members of the Dead and fronted by guitarist John Mayer, Dead & Company reheats the familiar...Rock and indie Friday June 30 2017 - Saturday July 1 2017
Jimmy Buffett + Huey Lewis and the News
No name is more synonymous with island-themed restaurant chains and tropical menswear than Jimmy Buffett, a former country artist best known for his beach bum anthem, "Margaritaville." You'll know you've showed up to the right place when you see the Parrotheads...Rock and indie Saturday July 15 2017
James Taylor + Bonnie Raitt
Adult-contemporary mainstay James Taylor returns to the North Side ballpark for the second summer in a row, still touring behind Before This World—his first album of original songs since 2002. He'll be joined by legendary blues singer-songwriter Bonnie...Folk, country and blues Monday July 17 2017
Can we start calling this an annual residency yet? For the fourth summer in a row, the piano man returns to Wrigley Field. The 67-year-old singer-songwriter hasn't released a new album in more than a decade, but he's still playing the hits on a monthly...Rock and indie Friday August 11 2017
Green Day + Catfish and the Bottlemen
After snarling their way through the Bush administration, everyone's favorite snot-nosed pop-punks are setting their sights on Trump. Green Day's latest album, Revolution Radio, was recorded before the election, but its economical power chord anthems...Punk and metal Thursday August 24 2017
Back when she was engaged to Chicago Fire heartthrob Taylor Kinney, Lady Gaga almost seemed like an honorary Chicagoan. She participated in the Polar Plunge, went to Cubs games and sometimes showed up at Wicker Park bars with her entourage. But ever since...Pop Friday August 25 2017
Zac Brown Band
Georgian country-rock superstar Zac Brown brings his amiable good ol' boy boogie to the Friendly Confines. After experimenting with EDM and pop on its last record, Brown and his band gets back to basics on Welcome Home—expect plenty of twangy ballads...Folk, country and blues Saturday August 26 2017
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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.
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.