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the location of the World Famed Chicago Cubs Arena of Wrigleyfield and the area around it. Wrigleyville is the neighborhood directly surrounding Wrigley Field along North Clark and West Addison streets. Actual boundaries are undefined, with some sources citing Wrigleyville as spilling into adjacent enclaves such as Lakeview East and North Halsted. Wrigleyville features low-rise brick buildings and houses, some with rooftop bleachers colloquially called Wrigley Rooftops where people can purchase seats to watch baseball games that, while generally more expensive than tickets for seats within the park itself, come with all you can eat and drink service. Wrigleyville bars and restaurants (particularly on North Clark Street) feature the sports culture with sports-oriented themes, and some mix the LBGT from themes from nearby Lakeview East and sports themes. Bars such as Slugger's, Murphy's Bleachers, The Cubby Bear and John Barleycorn host the Cubs crowds near the Wrigley Field intersection of North Clark Street and West Addison Street. Las Mañanitas, a gay Mexican restaurant, is located on North Halsted Street just two blocks away from the park and the area becomes very crowded especialy if there is a Chicago Cubs game with die hard fans! This area also has been a staging ground for a number of Hollywood movies.
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Despite growing up several hundred miles away, I've been a Cubs fan since I was 14 and have seen them play in three different stadiums. But never at Wrigley --until 2003 when I made my second trip to Chicago and again in 2009. The field is Heaven for a baseball fan. Tons of tradition. Grass. Bricks. Ivy. Manual scoreboards. Stands that make you feel you're in another era. And very knowledgeable fans. You can almost see the old Cubs like Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, and Ryne Sandberg out there again. This is where I want to be buried.
Wrigley Field, home of the...
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.
Bring a visit to a baseball...
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.
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.
An afternoon the Wrigley Field
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.
Sports Fan "Must Do"
Wrigley Field during a Cubs game is the sports fan's "must do" while in Chicago! The history, passion, and smell of baseball just seem to surround the stadium and the energy is almost palatable during a game. Every seat in the stadium has a great view of the action and even the surrounding buildings have put up stands on their roofs so they too can offer patrons a viewing spot for every game.
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We attended opening day at Wrigley in 2001. Nothing like the atmosphere and electricity around the ballpark at the start of a new season. Stayed downtown, but took the El straight to the stadium. Bleacher seats, Row 2.
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Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs
The most beautiful baseball park around! Yes I'm a life long Cubs fan and may be a little biased but Wrigley Field is beautiful. I've been to many different baseball stadiums and this one far and away is the best. The seats are right on top of the action. The field was built in 1914 and is the 2nd oldest in the Major Leagues (Fenway is the oldest, built in 1912). The Chicago dogs are wonderful and you can get your fill of Old Style beers. Tickets are very cheap during the week days. On weekends the prices are usually doubled. For all baseball fans this is a must! It is truly a gem.
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The Friendly Confines
I have been a true blue Cub fan since I was 5 years old. Hard to explain how a kid who grew up in Virginia becomes a Cub fan, but I did. I can name a player off of any team, any year, and perhaps throw in a couple stats. So, without a doubt, my first visit to Wrigley was just short of meeting St Peter at the gates of heaven. This is one of the most storied baseball parks in America, if not THE grandfather of them all, so rich in history, almost like a civil war battlefield, it calls to you as you walk on the field. I know the team is supposedly cursed, with the loyalty of the fans the only thing that carries them through, but you have to love every minute of being a Cub fan... and every inch of the ballpark they call Wrigley... thank you soo to the field worker who let me walk onto the field through the right field opening, you made an old kids day! (Though I wish I could've taken pictures!)
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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.
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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.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
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.
Wrigley Field- hurry before it's gone...
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.
Can't go wrong with Wrigley
No matter what baseball team you support, Wrigley Field is a must do for any baseball fan! Go see the Chicago Cubs play!
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