Opening in 1914 Wrigley Field has seen over 100 years of baseball history, but not one World Series title. The Cubs are currently completing year 2 of a 4 year renovation project to upgrade Wrigley and ensure the viability of the ballpark for future generations of baseball fans, while preserving historic features, like the Ivy covered OF wall and manual CF scoreboard, fans have come to know. Travel to Wrigley via the Red Line and enjoy the atmosphere of Wrigleyville before heading in to the Grandstand or Bleachers. Attendees are segregated so if you are someone who wants to see all the Friendly Confines has to offer plan on attending 2 games.
This is a long mostly personal story, but I thought it was appropriate to share here, partly because we’re now into the offseason and there’s not yet as much baseball material to discuss, and partly because I have no idea where else to share it. I hope some of you might enjoy reading it.
“THE CUBS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES! THE CUBS WON THE PENNANT!” These were the words Cubs fans had been waiting a lifetime to hear from their radio announcer Pat Hughes. At that moment, euphoria struck. I never thought I would ever see it. [Read more…]
As a lifelong Cubs fan, attending any playoff game is a special occasion. Game 1 of the 2016 NLCS was my third playoff game. I had previously attended Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS and Game 4 of the 2015 NLDS. What made this game special is that it was the first playoff game I was able to share with my 8 year old son. [Read more…]
Ballpark Nerd Rank: 6
Opened: 1914 Capacity: 42,495
- Bleachers – seating on first come first serve basis
- Terrace Box sections 205-237
- Upper Deck Box sections 410-430
- Upper Deck Reserved sections 510-530
Getting to the Park
Address: 1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613
May 26, 2003: Chicago, Illinois
The second leg of the Windy City Ballpark Tour took place on Memorial Day and was a day I will never forget. Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, is one of the two crown jewels left in Major League Baseball (Fenway Park being the other). Until recently, Wrigley Field was like no other modern-day ballpark; there was no advertising on the playing field, or video scoreboard in the outfield. Spending a day (you have to attend a day game!) in the Friendly Confines bleachers (you have to sit in the bleachers!) was like taking a baseball time machine back to when it was just a game. [Read more…]