Wrigley field must be one the most amazing places to visit in Major League baseball. Wrigley Field is the home of the Chicago Cubs and is the second oldest ballpark in the majors, after Fenway Park in Boston (home of the Red Sox). It was build in 1914 and now has a capacity of 41 000.
The Wrigley Field is located to the North of the city, while US Cellular Field home of the White Sox is in the south side of Chicago. Last year when we were is Chicago for a few days, we went to two games at Wrigley Field, but the Cubs lost both of them. So I was keen to go again and hopefully see the Cubs win!
So after a visit to US Cellular Field over my first weekend in Chicago, it was time to go watch the Cubs on the second weekend. Getting to Wrigley Field is really easy, the red line stops about 50 meter from the stadium. As soon as you are off the train you can feel the festive atmosphere in the streets, there is even are brass band playing.
The Cubs last won the World Series in 1908, the 104 years since then is the longest championship drought of any major sports team in North America. But the fans still show up and support their team. Wrigley field was close to capacity for this game, and the Cubs managed to win in extra innings.
One of the very unique features of Wrigley Field is that many of the houses on west and north side have built seats on their roofs to allow people to watch the game from there. Many of them seem to have an indoor area, bars and televisions to help make the experience as nice a possible. It sounds like they have an agreement with the Cubs to share revenue to allow them to do this.
I love going to baseball game, and will visit Wrigley Field a few more times this summer!