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.