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.
Chicago Cubs fans will be able to watch their team play live and in-person when the Major League Baseball season kicks off later this month – with a catch. Rather than within the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, the fans will be viewing the action from bleachers atop roofs... Read more
Chicago Cubs die-hard fans are feeling left out after they were unable to renew their longtime seats due to the team’s new private Catalina Club – a premium suit on the upper deck. Catalina Club members now sit in section 400 upper-deck seats behind home plate. Members are able... Read more
After Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his plan to increase the city’s amusement tax on concerts at large venues, Chicago’s professional sports teams and venues got together to declare their strong opposition. Along with a tax raise on 911 phone calls and ride-sharing services, the mayor wants to eliminate the amusement... Read more
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 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
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