Wrigley Field

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WalterC WalterC
324 reviews
Friendly Confines is well worth it Jun 13, 2011
Located in the North Side of Chicago, Wrigley Field is the home of the lovable losers, the Chicago Cubs. It opened in 1914, making it the second oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball (only Fenway Park in Boston is older). Nicknamed the Friendly Confines, Wrigley Field is well worth the place to watch a baseball game.

With the manual scoreboard and the ivy-covered walls in the outfield, it does give that feel of a different time period. There is not much in terms of features, other than the few statues outside the stadium. But the history and atmosphere alone, does more than make up for that, with the appeal of a ballpark from a different era. And one that the retro ballparks try to imitate.

If the Cubs win, there is a sing-a-along of the victory song “Go, Cubs, Go”. This song was written and originally sung by Steve Goodman, and very catchy to sing along to.

Some facts about the Cubs… they have not been to the World Series since 1945, and have not won it since 1908. Currently, the longest drought between championships in baseball.
manual scoreboard
Wrigley Field (back entrance)
view of field
Cubs taking the field
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TSXSquirrelygirlie TSXSquir…
51 reviews
Sports fans look no further Jul 07, 2011
If you are a fan of sports, history and/or the Cubs this is your little piece of heaven. If you can get tickets you should definitely go to a game, they are tons of fun just because it's wrigley field (it's my second favorite ball park in the US, first will always be AT&T park in SF, GO GIANTS!). Anyway, you can just feel the energy in and outside of the park. Honestly the fans make wrigley field what it is. It's one of the first places that come to mind when I think of Chicago. The red line stops basically in front of it so it's not difficult to get to, just get off at Addison. Looking for just a bar to sit and watch the game at you are in luck. There is an entire strip of bars lining both sides of the street known as wrigleyville. It can get pretty crowded and busy but it's a lot of fun.
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travelman727 says:
Nicew review. I try to catch a Cubs game every chance I get, mostly to roam Wrigly Field :-D
Posted on: Jul 29, 2011
jamesdean252 jamesdea…
68 reviews
Wrigley Field Jun 04, 2011
Wrigley field is known world wide. From being in tv shows, movies, and other sporting events other than baseball. The atmosphere of the stadium just states it a good time with a lot of history. I have been going to baseball games at Wrigley since I was a kid. From the ivy, marquee, scoreboard, and the memories of the great Harry Caray, Wrigley field is a great place to be. With the longer drought in the history of baseball, I keep saying this is going to be the year for the Cubs to bring one home!
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nik2blessed says:
all right baseball fan, where's the ballpark dog?
Posted on: Jun 05, 2011
VELCRO31 VELCRO31
3 reviews
Wrigley Field Apr 24, 2011
Wrigley Field in chicago is a great place to see a baseball game. reasonably prices and throwback atmosphere traditional stadium with loyal fans. the area around the stadium is great to go out after a game and enjoy the night w some friends. Next time im in chicago, im going to go see a game there esp since its easier to get good seats there than Yankee Stadum....
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tjs123 tjs123
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Get there 2 hours early to enjoy Mar 11, 2011
If you have never been it is really important to arrive 2 hours early to absorb the atmosphere around the park. Goto Murphy's Bleachers for a beer. Then take a look at the Harry Caray statue as well as the bricks around the stadium.
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ktee036 ktee036
21 reviews
Wrigley Field Tour Must do for even locals Nov 22, 2010
Lived in Chicago Most of my life and can not even count the Hundreds of Cubs games that I have been to, but untill this year I never went on a tour of the Field with so much history. They offer the tour during the summer when the Cubs are gone and on the road, and I think that it is even offered in the winter, but bring your warm clothes if you are going to do it then.

They take you inside the locker rooms including the Cubs locker room and the Press box. If you do not make it in town during game time this will give you a bit of a feel of what it is like to see a game in the field that was home to DePaul University football (when they had it) , the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks (for only one game). This year the locals got a taste of what a football game was like being played in the Friendly Confines.

I do advise even if you live in chicago this is one of the tours you have to do. They did give me facts that I did not even know and I am a Huge Cubs Fan.

GETTING THERE:

If you think you can brave the RED LINE train it is not far from downtown on the train and you do not even have to fight parking. If you drove DONT DO IT US LOCALS HATE WHEN you take all our street parking and there is not much of it around the Field. Taxi will be about $14 USD from most hotels north of the Chicago river and a bit higher from the ones south of the river.
Game time
Home run lets go
Sorry to see him go
Great batting stance
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el_wray says:
I heard about this but never been to Wrigley Field (and the neighborhood). That's on my list until now =)
Posted on: Nov 23, 2010
festerwretch festerwr…
54 reviews
Wrigley Field Jul 29, 2009
Wrigley Field opened in 1914, which makes it the second oldest stadium in use in the MLB (Fenway Park being two years older). Some features and distinctions are the ivy covered outfield wall, a "hand turned" scoreboard which dates back to 1937, mens room urinals being room length troughs, and some strange wind patterns in the outfield. Wrigley was the last MLB stadium to play night games, as lights were not installed until 1988.

Today, Wrigley Field is primarily used as the home of the Cubs. However, for nearly 50 years it was home to the Chicago Bears (football) too. In more recent years a few concerts have been held at Wrigley (Jimmy Buffett, The Police, Elton John and Billy Joel to name a few). On New Year's Day 2009, the NHL held its 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley.

Wrigley Field is a must see for anybody that has any interest in sports stadiums.
Wrigley Field's famous sign.
Fans at Wrigley
Wrigley Field
The field being prepped for a Cubs…
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osgoodst osgoodst
115 reviews
north chicago all in one place! Jul 18, 2009
Going to Wrigley field is not about watching a baseball game, lets face it, the Cubs suck. The reason to go there is to see a "show" that is the culture of northern chicago.

First is the walk to the ballpark, which is a cesspool of fabolous bars, people selling crappy cubs T-shirts, (and crappier tshirts that say slut on them among other things). When you get inside after inbiding in a few beers check out the toilet, where you get to urinate into a giant trough with a bucnh of other drunk chicago people.

Finally find your seat, watch diehard ex frat boy cub fans get kicked out, and kick back eat some chicago dogs, and drink some old milwalkee, really is heaven no?
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windypeg windypeg
6 reviews
Jul 26, 2007
THIS is where baseball is meant to be played! It just feels, smells and sounds like a ballpark, so very different from all the modern concrete and technology parks that we see throughout baseball and the rest of the pro sport world. If you have a chance, take in a game at Wrigley.....and as others have said, spend the day in Wrigleyville the bars, restaurants, people and atmosphere are amazing!
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Hbsurftrvler says:
So right you are, I have been to a couple of games and cant wait to go back again someday!
Posted on: Jul 26, 2007

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