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Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field Review

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.

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  • Address: 1060 W. Addison St., at Sheffield St. Wrigleyville, Chicago, IL 60613 | Map It
  • Phone: 773/404–2827
  • Cost: Tours $25
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  • Location: Lakeview
Updated: 06-11-2013

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