Wrigley Field Tickets
Located in Chicago, Illinois; Wrigley Field is quite possibly one of the most famous baseball stadiums in the entire country. This baseball field has been the home of the MLB Chicago Cubs since 1916 and continues to be the home of the Cubs today. The park was originally built in 1914 first for the Chicago Federal League baseball team the Chicago Whales. Although it was once called Cubs Park, in 1926 it fell under the name of Wrigley Field for the chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. For many years the field was not only home to the Cubs but to the city’s NFL team, the Chicago Bears as well.
However, today it is a field solely for the use of the Chicago Cubs. The popular field can be found in the Chicago neighborhood of Lakeview and is an area of the city which contains home, bars and restaurants that is known as Wrigleyville. Although it is the 10th smallest active ballpark in the sport today, by only holding 41,009 fans, it is the second oldest active major ballpark and also one of the most famous. It is also the only remaining ballpark from the Federal League still used today.
During its long and detailed history, the field has gone under numerous renovations to keep up with the time and to continue to provide all of the amenities that baseball fans today expect. One of the most unique features of Wrigley Field that has stayed present in the field for many years is the ivy that can be found on the outfield walls of the stadium. Many players are known for losing the ball in the thick ivy and while some have protested this features of the field, it is one that still is present today.
During its history Wrigley Field has also hosted numerous sporting events including World Series baseball games, Super Bowl football games, and college football games featuring the Northwestern Wildcats. The Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League has also used the field for games as well. In 2009 the National Hockey League also played an outdoor tournament called the Winter Classic which featured the ‘original six’ teams of the NHL playing against each other. It is events such as this that have not only made Wrigley Field famous for being the home of the Cubs but a staple in modern sports today.