Wrigley Field

Capacity: 41,159     Opened: April 1914

Wrigley Field is a trip back to the days when baseball was king. The neighborhood surrounding the stadium, Wrigleyville, is a great place to spend the day too!

What makes this stadium unique?

Wrigley Field is small and intimate, not a bad seat in the house- unless of course you’re sitting behind a pole! Ivy covers the outfield walls and the center field is dominated by a manually operated scoreboard adding to the old school charm. Amazingly, the clock atop the scoreboard has never lost time since its instillation in 1941. The singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is led by a celebrity, so get excited for the seventh inning stretch! Outside the main entrance is the iconic red marquee sign reading “Wrigley Field, Home of Chicago Cubs.” For fans looking for an alternative way to catch a game, be sure to look into rooftop seating atop the local shops and restaurants surrounding the stadium.

Dining and Nightlife

  1. Chicago Pizza

    Chicago Pizza If you’re looking for real Chicago pizza, you can stop at Pizzeria Uno where the deep dish was invented on 29 E. Ohio St. or my personal favorite, Leona’s on 3215 N. Sheffield.
  2. Wrigleyville

    Wrigleyville No trip to Wrigley is complete without a stop at Cubby Bear for drinks and game day entertainment. Sluggers has dueling pianos and batting cages upstairs- you can hit fast/slow pitch softballs and baseballs. If you’re looking to dance, try Red Ivy and Moe’s Cantina.
  3. Pint

    Pint1547 N Milwaukee Ave # 7
    Chicago, IL
    60622

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    Pint in Bucktown/Wicker Park (the Damen stop on the Blue Line) has great wraps and fries, a large beer selection, and awesome people watching! After dinner head down the street to iCream where they make the ice cream in front of you.
  4. Ann Sather Restaurant

    Ann Sather Restaurant909 West Belmont Avenue
    Chicago, IL
    60657

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    Ann Sather’s is a perfect morning pick me up after a night on the town. Meals are large and under $10. The cinnamon rolls are a must!

Transportation/Parking

If you drive to U.S. Cellular Field, be prepared to pay $23 to park in a garage next to the stadium. The CTA Red (Sox/35th) and Green (35th/Bronzeville) line have stops right next to the stadium. For more information check out the CTA website. Also I suggest buying a 3/7 day pass so you have unlimited rides. It will end up saving you money.

Weekend for Two
Westin by the airport (2 Nights) $240
Tickets (2 Upper Deck Tickets) $40
Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Sluggers: Chicken Quesadilla and Wrigley Burger)
Saturday Lunch (Pint: Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Cobb Salad, Four Draft Beers)
Saturday Dinner (Leona’s: 14″ One Topping Pizza, Two Glasses of Wine)
Pre-game at Cubby Bear (6 Beers)
$0
$22
$39$36

$49

Public Transit 3-day Passes (2) $28
Total $450

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.

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