I stayed right near the Navy Pier-a very clean, pretty part of the city with lots of parks and even some beaches. They have a free zoo. With monkeys! Also, you can't miss Wrigley Field if you like baseball.
Aside from being home the the historic Wrigley Field, this neighborhood offers ecclectic shopping, specialty boutiques, and antique galleries. The quality nightlife and fine dining make it a great place to spend an evening. Many of the restaurants in this area are BYOB, so make sure you do a little research if planning a dinner!
A foul ball did come my way... but i was scared it would hurt so i pretended like it was just out of my reach. I didnt fool my friend who was with me though. She was like "what was that., you totally had that!!" I did totally have it! Anyways... It wouldnt be a trip to Chicago without catching a game at the famous Wrigley Field. One of the oldest stadiums in MLB. Even if you dont enjoy baseball all that much, its a ball park full of character and history.
Its just a short "L" ride from dowtown (about 15 minutes) and you can almost always get tickets to the game. Come on! Their the cubs, can you remember their last winning season. Besides i went to Wrigley Field to see Wrigley Field.
Anywhere you sit in the stadium puts you right in the game. When it comes to buying the tickets, i will recommend what i always recommend when it comes to "all" tickets for sports or concerts, or whatever it is. Do a little research into the average ticket price. Best way to do this is to simply first go to the box office window and see what the price ranges are, then go back to the scalpers ( They will be waiting for you the minute you get off the L ) If they cant give you a better price then the box office, then always buy from the box office. Remember to always ask to see the tickets first, check the dates, the times, the names of the teams, 95% of the time u dont have to worry. But like i say, if you have my luck, you been hit by that 5%. So check the tickets, and always try to give the exact amount when you pay. Count it out infront of them first so they cant reccount it and say you didnt give enough. They are magicians. After you got your ticket, be sure to get a picture infront of the world famous Wrigley Field sign,and then enjoy the game...
Take in one of the many day games at Wrigley Field. The park is small so there aren't that many bad seats (unless you get stuck behind one of the poles). However, if you purchase your tickets on the internet or at the box office, you'll know if you have obstructed view seats prior to paying for the tickets.
Even if you can't ame it to a game, or you're not even a baseball fan, Wrigley Field is a must. Built in 1914, it's one of the oldest major league parks in the country.
What I liked about the park is it's simple and non-commercial atmosphere. The scoreboard is 68 years old and hand-operated. The park holds 38,902 people, but it doesn't feel like one of those big hundred million dollar sports arenas-there are no big screen TVs or fancy light shows-just a lot of people having fun supporting their team.
Oh yeah- you have to sit in the bleachers too! What a park! I saw 14 games there last year. Get there early for batting practice and watch Sammy hit bombs. The bleachers are one big party. Make sure you throw the ball back if the opposing team hits a homer. When the game is over go hit up Wrigleyville-it rocks!
Wrigley Field is located in the heart of a very vibrant Chicago neighborhood! If you want to attend a truly memorable American baseball game, this is it! Have a Chicago dog while you're at it. They're great!
The BEST activity in Chicago is going to a cubs game. The tickets are relatively cheap, compared to other major league baseball tickets.
Inside Wrigley, you get a sense of family among Cubs fans. Everyone is friendly and sings to the tune played by the organ. You can meet many people, just by attending one game.
Not much on architecture, but the History is Great. I still haven't seen the inside of Wrigley Field, but at least I've seen part of it. Someday I really want to see a Cubbie game. They also apparently give tours during the warm(er) months.
The best ballpark in the world. Drink beer, admire the bricks and greenery, and belt out the seventh inning stretch. The trough urinals in the men’s room offers the ultimate male bonding experience.
And heckling, don’t forgot to heckle! The WGN cameras caught me once. Here are some timehonored classics:
Fee Fi Fo Fum, (player’s name) is a ******* bum!
Is there a player on the field with a history of spousal abuse? Sing this one to the scumbag:
(to the tune of “Camp Down Races”)
(Jerk’s name) beats his wife, do da, do da.
It’s great if you’re within earshot; a friend of mine got the evil eye from Wil Cordero, but the crowd loved it!
And the ultimate umpire heckle:
Blue, if you grew a new eye you’d be a Cyclops!
Abandoned for winter, Wrigley Field is still a great sight. Although I am not a big baseball fan it was still exciting to see Wrigley Field with all of its history. It is located just three blocks from where I was staying and the "L" stop that I used was right next to Wrigley Field.
Bring a visit to a baseball match at Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs (sorry White sox fans).
It seems to be this stadium has the most amusing atmosphere. At it is famous for it's 'Take me down...' song at the seventh inning.
There is no agressive atmosphere between the cubs and the opponents, it goes in a friendly way.
Even if you don't like baseball or have not seen a game (yes, there's lots of people just like that)this is something not to miss the chance to do. More so if you buy bleacher's tickets. The park is for real. Not the old time nostalgia from the newest ballparks. The pre/after game ambience is unique. And many people don't pay much attention to the game.
Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team.
It is a unique, and historic stadium, located in a historic neighborhood. The outfield wall is brick and covered with ivy. The views from the upper deck are magnificent, as you can see the Chicago skyline.
I was lucky enough to take in the second game of the home opener and although everyone warned me I would freeze to death, I was lucky enough to have a warm spring day. I went by myself and had no trouble making friends to have a beer with. Sit out in the bleachers for the full experience. Tip: the bleacher seats are the most popular (or so it seems) and you can purchase them somewhat cheaply. You do need to enter through the back though, not the main gates.