On September 9th, my family and I toured Wrigley Field (Cubs stadium) in Chicago, IL on its 100th year anniversary. Wrigley Field is the second oldest ballpark in the U.S.; Fenway in Boston, MA is the oldest. We had a blast. Our guide Harry gave us a tour of the field, the bleachers and the seats. He also gave us a brief history of the park.
After that, we toured the announcer’s box where our guide told us that this press box was the second smallest of all stadiums in the U.S. The smallest is at Fenway. Then we walked through the visitors’ and home teams’ locker rooms. In my opinion, the home team lockers were much nicer.
At the end of the tour, we got to see the home team’s dugout and the field, which was the best part. It was cool being in a place where the Cubs baseball players sit and play. You could imagine them being there.
Wrigley Field is not like other ballparks. There are very few ads on the walls, the score board is manually run, and it seats just over 41,000 people. This park also has a lot of history. For instance, it has the oldest concession stand, which is still there today, and one of the owners also owned Wrigley’s gum. I recommend going there if you are in the Chicago area because it is a great experience and a fun tour to see the field and learn about the history.
I give the tour at Wrigley Field four stars out of five because it is very expensive, but it is worth the cost and the guide was very friendly. For more information go to www.cubs.com.