Welcome to “the friendly confines of Wrigley Field,” home of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team and the oldest ballpark in the National League.
Built in 1914, it was originally named Weeghman Park and served as home for the Chicago Whales of the Federal League. The Federal League lasted just two years (the Whales won the championship in the second year). After the Federal League folded, owner Charles Weeghman bought the Cubs and moved them into his ballpark, the only Federal League park still in use today.
From 1920-1926 it was called Cubs Park, then renamed Wrigley Field for the new team owner, chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr., who bought the team in 1925. Between 1921 and 1970, Wrigley Field also was home to the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.
Wrigley Field is famous among professional baseball parks for its ivy-covered walls, hand-turned score board, intimate dimensions and also, unfortunately, for the fact that it hasn’t hosted a World Series game since 1945.
Nevertheless, it is a jewel of a ballpark. Tours of the park are available on most days and very popular. It's recommended that you check tour availability and buy tickets online before heading to the park. Tour tickets sell for $25.
You’ll love the view of the lake from the upper deck.