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Wrigley Field

1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60613

Wrigley Field
Photo: Jason Howell License: CC BY-SA 2.0
Wrigley Field is a baseball park located on the North Side of Chicago. It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises. The Cubs played their first game at the park on April 20, 1916.
Wrigley is the oldest National League ballpark, the second-oldest active major league ballpark (after Fenway Park on April 20, 1912), and the only remaining Federal League park.

The park was named after the the chewing gum company whose owner William Wrigley, Jr. owned the Cubs in the 1920s.

Wrigley Field is known for its ivy-covered brick outfield wall, the unusual wind patterns off Lake Michigan, the iconic red marquee over the main entrance, the hand-turned scoreboard, and for being the last major league park to have lights installed for play after dark, with lighting installed in 1988.

The walls on the stadium are so low that many fans can watch the games from rooftops across the street. Owners of the buildings began charging for admission to the rooftop bleachers, and after some legal battles, they must share their profits with the Cubs.

Wrigley Field Categories

  • Sports Venues

    Built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales, the venue was called Cubs Park from 1920 through 1926, before officially becoming Wrigley Field for the 1927 season.

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Map of the Area Around
Wrigley Field


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