Chicago Cubs Baseball - Catch a Game at Wrigley Field
Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field
There's nothing quite like a home game at Wrigley Field. Whether you're a baseball fan who can spout statistics and facts or just have a passing interest in the game, checking out the historic ballpark, especially if the Cubbies are in town, is really worth the effort. Wrigley Field, in Chicago's North Side, celebrated its centennial in 2014. It has set the standard for ballparks around the country, with its distinguished red brick and ivy-covered walls boasting city views from the stands. It's also known for its old school manually operated green and white scoreboard.
The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series in over 100 years, but never say never. Tickets for a single game vary in price, but one of the best deals is terrace-reserved outfield at $35. Even if you come into town during the off-season, it's worth it to take a tour of Wrigley Field. Tours are also offered on game days. Tickets are $20 to $25, and children age 2 and under are admitted free. In addition to baseball games, you might catch a special event like a rock concert at Wrigley Field. This summer, Billy Joel and the Foo Fighters are on the schedule. In September, the Zac Brown Band and AC/DC will play Wrigley.
If you do go to a game, it's best to take public transportation, as parking is very limited and expensive. The CTA Red Line provides service directly to the ballpark at the Addison stop. If you do need to drive, there's a remote lot that provides free parking and a shuttle service to and from Wrigley Field. For more information, call (773)-388-8270. To find out when the Cubs are in town, go to http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com.