Wrigley Field - The Curse is Broken!
We invite you to our home town of Chicago to enjoy the friendly confines of historic Wrigley Field. Stay for the weekend or visit during a mid-week series. We have your Cubs travel package covered for game day! Enjoy lodging in Chicago, located just steps from the famous Magnificent Mile shopping and Navy Pier. Visit the Chicago Sports Museum at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch Restaurant. Go behind the scenes at Wrigley Field and see the Cubs dugout, get a picture on the field, and explore the VIP Cubs Suites before you watch the first pitch!
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Wrigley Field -- Chicago, Illinois
Where is Wrigley Field Located?
One of the most recognizable venues in the United States, Wrigley Field has been then home of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. Located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, the area around the stadium has an abundance of bars, and restaurants, which fans typically refer to as "Wrigleyville". Wrigley Field was built in 1914, and was originally called Weeghman Field, which was built for the Federal League team, the Chicago Whales. In 1916, the park became the home to the Chicago Cubs, and was renamed Cubs Park, which lasted until 1927 when Cubs owner, William Wrigley Jr. renamed the park "Wrigley Field".
Wrigley Field was also the home of the Chicago Bears from 1921-1970, before moving to Soldier Field. Throughout the years, Wrigley Field has had major renovations, including: adding a 2nd deck for the grandstands, adding bleachers to the stadium, and planting the now famous Boston Ivy in 1937. In addition, after a long battle with residents of the Lakeview are, Wrigley Field added lights to the stadium in 1988, when they played their first home night game. Wrigley Field is a must see for any sports fan, and is one of baseball's greatest landmarks.
Where to sit at Wrigley Field?
Quick notes about sections: The Cubs dugout is located in front of Sections 12-15; the Visitors dugout is located in front of section 27-32. (Section 33 allows you to look directly into the visitors’ dugout).
There are five levels of seating at Wrigley Field with some of the most unique areas to enjoy a game in the league. Fans can sit practically on the field in the Dugout and Bullpin seats that run between the Cubs and Visitors dugout or the end of the Visitors dugout to the right field bullpen.
The Club Box seating area (Sections 1-39) has 10 rows of seats and is the closest to the field. Field Box Sections 101-142 have 15 rows. Both provide excellent unobstructed views of the entire park. These are commonly also called ‘Sun Seats’ so be prepared to bake in the summer with no possible protection from the elements.
We like the 200 level Terrace Box because it is covered. Shady, cool and comfortable on hot summer day games and a great place to stay dry during a rain delay. Be sure to stick to the lower rows below row 5 or 7 in infield sections. Poles supporting the upper decks can cause obstructions especially in the outfield Terrace boxes. Seating above row 16 in most 200 level seats may also have a partially blocked view because of the upper-deck overhang. Fans sitting there may have trouble seeing fly balls and the scoreboard.
The 400 and 500 level Upper Deck is set closer to the field than most upper decks in baseball. The 400 level has 10 rows that are uncovered and have unobstructed views. The 500 level has 9 rows but be aware of possible pole obstructions in higher rows.
Special Fan Seating Sections
The center fields Bud Light Bleachers were immortalized by the play “Bleacher Bums.” The Bums are long gone now and are home to young, yuppie-types who are into sun, suds and socializing at the ol’ ball game. Seating is general admission, first come, first serve. NOTE: The bleacher re-construction at Wrigley Field is not yet completed. Please check back for additional details on when this section will be completed.
Section 101, in the left-field corner, is an alcohol-free family section.
Luxury Seating Sections, Box Suites, Special Seating
The Mezzanine Suites are situated between the 100 and 200 Level decks and accommodate 15 to 55 people. They offer both outdoor seating and indoor accommodations, including plasma TV screens and VIP parking passes. Catering is available. The Batter’s Eye is located in the centerfield Bud Light Bleachers and can accommodate 75 and 100 people. Features include plasma TVs, private restrooms, and parking passes.
Wheelchair seating can be found the Field Box area behind home plate (Aisles 120 and 122); the Upper Deck Boxes behind home plate (Aisles 419, 420, 421 and 422), the Terrace Reserved area (Row 23 between Aisles 205 and 235) and in the Bud Light Bleachers (Aisles 307, 316, 317 and 318). Elevators are available to reach all sections.