With its first major league game played here on April 23, 1914, the venerable, ivy-covered home of the Chicago Cubs is the nation's second-oldest major league ballpark. The original scoreboard is still used. Score-by-innings, players' numbers, strikes, outs, hits, and errors are all posted manually. Die-hard fans opt for the bleachers, while the more gentrified prefer box seats along the first and third baselines. If you look up along Sheffield Avenue on the east side
of the park, you can see the rooftop patios where baseball fans pay high prices to cheer for the home team. Ticketless fans sit in lawn chairs on Sheffield during the games, waiting for foul balls to fly their way. Also check out the Harry Caray statue commemorating the late Cubs announcer; in the bottom half of the seventh inning, fans sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in his honor. Tours of the park and the dugouts are given from April to October when the Cubs are on the road.
Dec 30, 2011
Great ballpark for baseball. So much history here. Has a lot of quirky aspects such as the obstructed view seats under the lower level canopy. You can find out which sections to avoid at http://www.fromthisseat.com/index.php/mlb/chicago-cubs. Food is overpriced. $9 for a beer. But what do you expect? This is major league baseball. The Wrigleyville Rooftops are another great place to watch the games if you don't feel like dealing with the crowds
inside of the stadium.