Baseball season is in full swing, and it’s a good year for Cubs fans. Still, the iconic Wrigley Field has more to offer than bats, baseballs and cheering fans (though those things are great as well).
Here are 8 Reasons to Visit Wrigley Field:
1) The Cubs
If you bleed Cubbie blue, but have yet to make it to a game, GET TO WRIGLEY FIELD! With a current record of 73-54, 2015 could finally be the year of the Cubbies!
2) Historical Wrigley Field
Wrigley is the oldest ballpark in the National League. It’s also the first place that played The Star Spangled Banner before sporting events. Did you know that the Chicago Bears used to play football at Wrigley Field many years ago? Wrigley is currently the record holder for highest scoring game in baseball (Cubs vs. Phillies 26-23).
If you’ve been to Wrigley Field in the past, you’ll want to pay it a visit again soon because it’s getting a makeover! One stride at a time, renovations are being made to include new clubs, bleacher expansions (while maintaining the historical charm signature to Wrigley Field) expanded bathroom areas, and more.
4) Daily Tours
Admit it, we all have a little “tourist” tendency engrained in us. If you’re new to Chicago, visiting, or a native looking for something fun to do, Wrigley Field offers daily tours! For $25, you get a 1 1/2 hour tour of Wrigley. You’ll get to experience a view from the bleachers, Cubs dugout, infield, press box, and more.
5) Food and Beer
It’s a general rule that when you’re at a baseball game, you must get a hot dog! Chicago dogs are the best in the country, by far, and Wrigley Field has you covered. Ranging from “Chicago style” Vienna Beef hot dogs to Bratwursts with sauerkraut, there is a dog for everyone. If hot dogs aren’t your thing, there are snacks like peanuts, popcorn, and pizza available as well. In the adult beverage department, you can enjoy your favorite brews or try something new, as Wrigley Field has a wide variety of beverage choices including gluten free Red Bridge, draft beers, vodka lemonade, 312 Urban Wheat, and, when in season, hot chocolate & peppermint schnapps. YUM.
Philanthropy is what makes the world go round. Cubs Charities were founded in the early 1980’s and continue to thrive today through fundraising efforts from generous Cubs fans, corporate sponsors, and players. You can participate in the Cubs Charities while visiting Wrigley Field, too. Opportunities include marquee/scoreboard messages, Cubs MVP experiences, or signature events such as Race to Wrigley, Bricks and Ivy Ball, Cook-Off for Cancer, Strike a Chord, and more.
Not into baseball? Wrigley Field is home to concerts as well! Upcoming concerts in September 2015 include: Zac Brown Band on 9/11 and AC/DC on 9/15. More concerts will be added during the spring-fall seasons, so keep checking back for your favorite bands!
If you’ve enjoyed your day at Wrigley Field, but aren’t quite ready to call it a night, rejoice because the Wrigleyville night life is phenomenal! Most bars in the area surrounding area are Chicago Cubs themed sports bars, like Red Ivy, but some also offer live music, such as the Cubby Bear.
Make it your bucket list goal to check out Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois at some point this season!
Photo Credit: Chicago Sun Times