Built in 1914, Chicago’s Wrigley Field is one of Major League Baseball’s most-famous stadiums. The ballpark has been the home of the Chicago Cubs since 1916, and was named for William Wrigley, Jr., of the chewing gum company, 10 years later (it was known as Cubs Park before that and Weeghman Park prior to that).

The ballpark was also home to Chicago Bears football team for nearly 50 years until 1970, and on January 1, 2009, the stadium hosted the National Hockey League’s annual “Winter Classic” game, which was played between two Original Six teams, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings. The stadium also hosts popular music concerts each year.

One of the unique attributes to the stadium, besides its ivy covered walls in the outfield, are the rooftop seats, balconies and viewing areas above buildings across the street. The rooftop seats are not owned by the team or the park, but their owners have established deals with the Cubs to share a portion of ticket revenue.

Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium to host college football games
Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field don’t have much in common. For one thing, Yankee Stadium has played host to more World Series in two years (one) than Wrigley has in 94 years. But, on Saturday, November 20, the two facilities will become the latest baseball stadiums to play host... Read more
Dave Matthews Band tour to end 2010 season with Wrigley Field concerts
Dave Matthews Band plans to take a hiatus from touring in 2011, but the alternative jam band will end this season’s round of touring on a high note. Fronted by namesake musician Dave Matthews, the hard-touring group officially announced its plans to close its summer 2010 tour at Wrigley... Read more
NHL plans outdoor game at famed Wrigley Field
Building on January’s highly rated “Winter Classic” game in Buffalo, NY, the National Hockey League (NHL) is planning on staging another outdoor game on New Year’s Day, this time in Chicago at Wrigley Field between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings. The two hockey teams are long-time... Read more