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Wrigley Field

  • 1060 W. Addison St. Map It
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  • Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Published 08/31/2015

Fodor's Review

The nation's second-oldest major league ballpark—venerable, ivy-covered Wrigley Field—hosted its first major league game in 1914 and has been home to the Chicago Cubs since 1916. The original scoreboard is still used (score-by-innings, players' numbers, strikes, outs, hits, and errors are all posted manually); and though long-awaited renovations lie ahead, the character that makes this place so special will remain intact. On game day, diehard devotees 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; the less lucky sit in lawn chairs on Sheffield, waiting for foul balls to fly their way. While you're here, 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 dugouts are given from April to October, when the Cubs are on the road. Note that big-name concerts by the likes of Elton John and Bruce Springsteen are also staged here when the team is out of town.

Sight Information

Address:

1060 W. Addison St., at Sheffield St., Chicago, Illinois, 60613, USA

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Phone:

773-404–2827

Sight Details:

  • Tours $25

Published 08/31/2015

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