Wrigley Field represents more than just baseball. Visiting the stadium — the second oldest in the U.S. — offers you the chance to witness a piece of baseball history. The ballpark has been a part of many historic moments, including the “called shot” by Babe Ruth, when, as the story goes, he pointed to a bleacher location in the 1932 World Series and then hit the next pitch straight there — a home run. This American institution is something you have to see to believe, and visiting the spots we highlight below can help you make the most of it.
Watch a game: With a regular season that kicks off with Opening Day usually in April and continues through September, you have plenty of chances to cheer on the home team. Click here to check if the Cubs are in town when you want to go to a game.
Take a tour: For a behind-the-scenes outing that will leave you with even more appreciation for the 100 years of history behind stadium walls, take the official Wrigley Field Tour. Walk the grounds, visit the press box and get a chance to step onto the field and clubhouses. Tours are conducted daily.
Have a drink: Couldn’t snag tickets to the game? No worries, Wrigley’s neighborhood, Wrigleyville, is filled with bars that will be showing the Cubs game and serving some of Chicago’s favorite beers. Grab your baseball hat and bar stool and cheer on the Cubs at these Wrigleyville bars:
- The Cubby Bear
- Murphy’s Bleachers
- Vines on Clark
- Yak-Zies Bar & Grill in Wrigleyville
Relax on a rooftop: Surrounding the baseball stadium, several rooftop buildings have created special outdoor terrace seats for fans’ viewing pleasure. These venues partner with the Cubs and are managed by private companies. They’re a great option for groups and individuals to relax and watch the baseball game. They offer inclusive food and drink packages along with access to their roof deck level seating for great views of the game.
Catch a concert: Wrigley Field has been known to host the occasional stadium music event, including Paul
McCartney, Dave Matthews Band and Phish. Click here for a list of upcoming musical events at the baseball field.
For the cheapest and most convenient way to get to Wrigley, visitors are strongly encouraged to use public transportation during game times. The CTA Red Line provides direct service right to the stadium by train via the Addison stop.
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