Visit the home of the Cubs in Chicago to take in the sights and sounds of one of the most famous sports venues in history.
No matter where your Major League Baseball fandom falls, don’t miss out on a trip to Wrigley Field. The legendary ballpark on Chicago’s North Side is the historic home of the Cubs and a destination unto itself. The venerable field was built in 1914 as the home for the Chicago Whales, who later became the Cubs due to the team’s young players.
Known for its ivy-covered outfield wall, Wrigley Field is the second oldest baseball park in the Majors (behind the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park) and has a history as storied as the team that calls it home. Getting to the park on game day can seem overwhelming, but thanks to Chicago’s renowned L train gliding above the city streets, the journey on the Red Line makes it simple. Those who make the trip by car can park at Wrigley Field’s remote lot and take the shuttle.
Root for the home team and take home something to remember the trip by planning your visit around one of the great promotional giveaways. This season, the Cubs are featuring a bobblehead series of five Cubs heroes whose statues stand at Wrigley Field. (These bobbleheads will be given to the first 10,000 early-arriving fans on designated days.)
Whether it’s a game day or not, take one of the many tours that share the history of the ballpark and allow you to stand on the field of the 2016 World Series champions. Rain or shine, there are a variety of 75-to-90-minute tours that include a look at the dugout, press box, field and more. Get into the spirit of Cubs game day in the surrounding Wrigleyville neighborhood, where you can grab a beer and bite to eat. 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, Illinois 60613, 800/843-2827, mlb.com/cubs