The atmosphere around Wrigleyville, when the Cubs are playing, is filled with excitement and a genuine love for baseball. Because people live so close to the stadium, Wrigley Field feels more like a neighborhood gathering with your closest friends than a major sporting event. The air is filled with Cubs pride, especially now that the Cubs just won their first World Series in over 100 years. The “friendly confines” of Wrigley are alive with fans, and their spirit is unmatched; the party/celebratory atmosphere regardless of the Cubs standing makes for a great experience at the home of the Chicago Cubs.

While many die-hard fans go to the games for baseball, in recent years most attendees at Wrigley are there for a party and to enjoy themselves, regardless of the outcome of the game. This makes Wrigley Field one of the most festive and lively atmospheres in baseball. It also helps that baseball season means it’s almost spring and there is nothing a Chicagoan looks forward to more than putting away their heaviest, warmest winter coat.

The best part about pre-gaming around Wrigley Field is how close you are to a great Chicago neighborhood filled with bars and restaurants only a few feet away. While tailgating is not allowed at Wrigley Field, that doesn’t stop the town from becoming what feels like a massive neighborhood block party. Get there early to give yourself plenty of time to experience and explore all that Wrigleyville has to offer.


Batting Practice

The Chicago Cubs are one of the few teams to offer access for ticket holders who want to watch batting practice. Take advantage of this opportunity and arrive two hours before the first pitch to check out the Cubbies while they practice.

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Statues of Cubs Legends

When taking in a game at Wrigley Field, be sure to check out the statues of Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, and Cubs broadcasting legend Harry Caray outside the stadium. The statues do a great way of honoring these Cubs legends and are a must-see for any baseball fan.

Main Entry Marquee

Over the main entrance of the stadium is the iconic marquee that was installed in 1924, then later painted to its current color of red in 1960. It is one of the most historic features of Wrigley Field and a symbol of great pride on the north side of Chicago.

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Wrigley Field Tour

Almost every ballpark in the country offers a tour, but at Wrigley, it’s truly worth the extra money to see the park in its entirety. At over 100 years old, it’s a big piece of baseball history that fans won’t want to miss.

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Where to tailgate

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