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Take Yourself Out To A Chicago Cubs Baseball game!

Wrigley field is the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

Chicago also has another baseball team, which is theChicago White Sox of the American League’s Central Division.

Wrigley Field was built in 1914 and the park was named for its then-owner, William Wrigley Jr., the CEO of the Wrigley Company.

The park opened on April 23, 1914. It’s the oldest National League ballpark, and the second-oldest ballpark in the Majors behind Boston’s Fenway Park (1912).

The areas surrounding the ballpark contains residential streets.

You can even see a baseball game from some of the surrounding rooftops!

Around Wrigley Field there are plenty of bars, restaurants and other businesses. This part of the city is called Wrigleyville.

The Chicago Cubs (© Steve Broer / Shutterstock.com )

The Cubs and Wrigley Field Facts:

    • The First Cubs game was on April 20, 1916 and the First night game was on August 9, 1988.
  • Before 1988 all games were played in the daytime until they added lights that year.
  • The parks seating capacity is 41,160. More than 3 million fans have visited every year since 2004.
  • The park averages to a near-sellout every day of the season, even with many weekday afternoon games.
  • The Ballpark’s Surface consists of Merion Bluegrass and clover.
  • The walls height in the Bleachers is 11.5 feet and the corners are 15.0 feet.
  • The outfield walls of Wrigley Field has gorgeous thick ivy vines.

Ernie Banks hit his 500th homer in 1970.

Pete Rose got his 4,191st hit to equal Ty Cobbs mark in 1985 at Wrigley Field.

However, this team has never won a World Series title at Wrigley Field.

They have lost in all six tries since 1918.

Their last world championship came in 1908, six years before Wrigley was built.

But don’t let these stats fool you because this team has a very loyal following of Chicago die hard fans!

These games are always packed. Going out to see the Cubs play has become a city tradition.

Wrigley is affected by wind conditions more than any other major league park.

It’s considered one of the most unpredictable parks for baseball because depending on how the wind blows depends on what will happen to the ball.

When breezes come off of Lake Michigan they favor pitchers, but winds blowing toward Lake Michigan take homers with them.

It has a hand-operated scoreboard in the center field.

Their baseball playing season is from March to October.

Daily tours of the Chicago Cubs baseball stadium is offered on non-game days.

Wrigley Field Address: 1060 West Addison Chicago, IL 60613-4397 Phone: (773)404-CUBS

References: www.ballparks.com 2011