Wrigley Field

Top choice stadium in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Built in 1914 and named for the chewing-gum guy, Wrigley Field is the second-oldest baseball park in the major leagues. It's known for its hand-turned scoreboard, ivy-covered outfield walls and neon sign over the front entrance. The Cubs are the home team. Games are always packed. Ticket prices vary, but in general you'll be hard-pressed to get in for under $45. The area around the stadium is like a big street festival on game days.

The ballpark is filled with legendary traditions and curses, including a team that didn't win a championship for 108 years. But a 2016 World Series victory coupled with heaps of new family friendly and foodie hot spots around the stadium have given it new life. The grassy plaza just north of the main entrance – aka Gallagher Way – hosts free events including concerts, alfresco fitness classes and movie nights on the jumbo video screen.

Ninety-minute Wrigley Field tours (per person $25) are available April through September.


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