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Road Trip to Wrigley Field

Of all the ballparks I've visited, in many ways Wrigley is my favorite. Even in third deck seats you feel right on top of the game (which means those stairs are steep!). Nothing like seeing a ground-rule double into the ivy. Fans are great, the park is enchanting and saturated with history and tradition. I wish other baseball teams understood how important that can be. You can see all the parties on the rooftops of the neighboring buildings, on a clear day you can see Lake Michigan. There's beer hawkers in the stands, but the microbrews require getting up for a bottle emptied into your cup. I'm hoping for a Cubs-Rays World Series. hehe.

  • Official Regular Season Schedule
  • Ballpark Ticket Office: 773-404-CUBS (404-2827)
  • Official ticket information
  • Location: North Clark & West Addison: 1060 W. Addison.
  • Ballpark Directions
  • Radio: 720 WGN
  • Hotels:
      'Affordable hotels' near Wrigley may be dives, so we're recommending primarily downtown which are pricier, but really convenient to lots of fun.
    • Best Western Hawthorne Terrace. An easy walk.
    • Days Inn Chicago, also walking distance.
    • Wrigleyville 50. Close but for those who seek luxury
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton. In downtown..
    For more information on nearby lodging, click here.
  • Airport: O'Hare International (ORD)and Midway (MDW) Note: It's often cheaper to fly to Midway instead of O'Hare. The public transportation CTA train goes to both.
  • Activities:
    As with the White Sox, Chicago is a great city for visiting. Highlights include touring the Frank Lloyd Wright neighborhood, The Art Institute of Chicago Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art (both museums are some of the best in the world, and worth seeing), the Shedd Aquarium, The Navy Pier on Lake Michigan (with its amazing stained glass museum), plus the other Chicago MLB team. The Milwaukee Brewers are an easy day trip as well. And there's wonderful blues music. About two blocks away from the Hilton in downtown Chicago is Buddy Guy's blues club: with great blues music, you can get up and dance, or sit and just take it all in. Walking along the waterfront park is also a relaxing stroll.
  • Closest Major League Baseball Teams: Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Nearby Minor League Ballparks: Arizona League consists of 8 teams: visit Minor League Baseball for more.