Wrigley Field Submitted By: Martin McGirk Grade: D
Pros of the ballpark: History and an old school baseball
Cons of the ballpark: Everything else! The lines are all
terribly long. The parking is impossible so you are forced to take
crowded trains. The field looked chewed up. The staff was the
rudest I've ever seen! The food was way overrated and expensive. The
beer was Bud or Old Style, yuk! The bathrooms were putrid, and many
of the fans were obnoxious drunks or tourists yapping on cell
Additional Comments: If you are a Cubs fan of course you will
love it. There are much nicer parks out there. Even some minor
league parks are better.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Charles Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: The best baseball park I have visited as
of yet is Wrigley Field and the best seats in baseball are the
bleachers at Wrigley! We were lucky enough to catch a Cubs/Sox game
and I have to say that it was the most intense baseball experience I
have ever been a part of. The park itself looks much better than I
could have envisioned a 75+ year old park to be. It takes you back
in time and the feeling of just passing by the place is almost
overwhelming. The neighborhood is great, concessions are priced
about the same as most other parks, and there are more choices for
food and beer than in a lot of other parks. The fans were a rowdy
bunch at the game we attended but it was a cross-town rivals game.
All in all this place is nostalgia, history, beauty, and brings
backs memories of baseball at it once was-the great American
pastime. Wrigley Field IS baseball past, present, and future! Go
there its well worth it for even a casual fan.
Cons of the ballpark: The Cubs and the Cub fans-not as
intense as the White Sox fans.
Additional Comments: Although I have an extreme dislike for
the Cubs, this ballpark is one of the classics and one of the best
in baseball. Its not about gimmicks or free stuff here, just lots of
tradition and nostalgia and history that I have yet to experience
with any other baseball park. This is a place every fan of baseball
needs to visit at least once.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Jeff Grade: B
Pros of the ballpark: Don't listen to the Sox fans, they are
confused. If they weren't smart enough to avoid becoming Sox fans,
how trustworthy can their opinions be anyway? The party starts
outside of the stadium and continues after the game. Every seat is
close, and the close seats are right on top of things. You can
heckle Barry Bonds and actually SEE that tear roll down his
cheek. There are alot of day games. Nothing beats sitting in the
sun and drinking a beer an inning while still falling behind the
pace of the people around you. The vendors are accessible. The
average time between beer guys seems to be about 53
seconds. Tradition is big in baseball and Wrigley is loaded with
it. The manual scoreboard, the bleacher bums (well as bummy as a
person can be and still afford 40 dollar bleacher seats) rooftops,
wandering brass bands, celebrity conductors, choking.... The list
Cons of the ballpark: I never noticed before reading this
site, but the staff *is* very rude in general. Down in the left
field club box section, they feature the rudest beer vendor to ever
set foot in a stadium. They should put that in their advertising
somewhere. Also it shouldn't take 30 minutes to get from field level
seats to the street after the game. Just stay in your seat and
wait. Parking is bad. However, I took the train from my downtown
hotel last time. It was a horrible experience. If you can, just
cough up the 20 bucks to park.
Additional Comments: Peeing in a trough with 40 other guys is
always fun! As a tradition, it kind of puts the sausage race in
Milwaukee to shame.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Tina Grade: D
Pros of the ballpark: Very close to public transportation...
so you can hurry and get out of there!
Cons of the ballpark: I think asking $40.00 to park in an
alley is very disturbing. This place does not have any suitable
parking unless you are willing to pay $30.00 to park in the drive
thru at McDonalds. The entire venue smells like a nasty toilet. When
You actually need to use the bathroom you have to walk around the
entire stadium and levels down just use it. This is NOT a kid
friendly place at all. Children that show up have absolutely nothing
to do but sit b/w a bunch a people who don't even watch the game,
drink beer the entire time and only show some life when the 7th
inning stretch comes around- that or when its a pop up in the middle
of the infield. Another HUGE con of this stadium is the team, but
don't get me started on that I don't think there is enough typing
space for all of that.
Additional Comments: They also need a new staff... they are
rude, they don't do their job and also it's terrible that they have
worked there since they last won World Series in 1908! It is also
true that they are rude as people come into the stadium. They
wouldn't let us bring in a small flag during an interleague game
because that was considered a weapon. (the flag was of the other
team) After we requested to speak to someone about it, they got
angry when I questioned them that "if its considered a weapon, then
why do they sell mini flags in the stadium?" They made us stand
outside while we talked w/ guest services and let numerous people
carrying the exact flag (of both cubs and the interleague team)
enter the stadium. Talk about terrible staff and service. I will
never go back to that stadium. Even if the ticket is free that still
costs too much.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Ronald T. Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: I've been three times (2002, 2003, and
2005), and I'll testify that Wrigley Field is the pinnacle of MLB
parks. If you have not been to any major league ballpark, and you
know that you'll only have one chance to ever go, you MUST go to
Wrigley Field. Driving or walking up to Wrigley is fun! Walking
around before the game is a rush. Walking in is exciting. Taking
your seat is a thrill. The upper deck, which is hardly high up, has
excellent seating, with shade and perfect sight-lines for viewing
game action. The concessions are standard, but good. Tickets are
not particularly expensive, considering the shrine status of the
place. Since it's so small, it's easy to walk all around.
Cons of the ballpark: Well, it's old, has cramped concourses,
low-tech restrooms, essentially no parking areas, and poor
sightlines from the lower deck seats tucked back under the upper
Additional Comments: Wow! The first time I went, I kept
thinking, "Man, I'm really here." I'd watched Cubs games broadcast
from Wrigley back in Louisiana since we'd gotten cable tv in 1981.
When I first started watching the Cubs and White Sox (at age 13) I
always had the dream to go. People, back here in Louisiana are
like, "Whoa, you really went to Wrigley? What's it like? Oh, man, I
always wanted to go there," etc. My recommendation to anyone is "GO
TO WRIGLEY!" It's a life experience.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Steve Grade: C
Pros of the ballpark: The uniqueness: the ivy-covered walls,
the neighborhood setting, nearby bars and restaurants, and the
history. It's also easily accessible by CTA.
Cons of the ballpark: While the field itself is beautiful,
the rest of the venue isn't so. The bathrooms are cramped and
uncomfortable. The main entrance is nice, but the other entrances
are dark and dingy with pipes hanging overhead. The obstructed-view
seats are a pain. The tickets are expensive, but that's mostly from
the Cubs exploiting the high demand in order to maximize profit.
Parking is limited, and what little parking there is, you have to
pay $20 or more. Because of that, I recommend taking the CTA to
Wrigley, and do some hotel research to find one close to a CTA stop.
Additional Comments: I went to Wrigley in 2004 to see my
beloved A's play the Cubs in an interleague series. Wrigley Field
is a dichotomy in action. Beautiful playing field, but crummy
accommodations (mostly due to age). Certainly a must-see for any
baseball fan, but be prepared for some disappointments, too. I hope
the Cubs spend the money to make some behind-the-scenes upgrades to
this venerable old ballpark.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Shoeless Jeff Grade: B
Pros of the ballpark: I'll say right off the bat that I'm a
militant White Sox fan and, generally, the only time I'll come to
this field is to see the team from 8.5 miles south play. Wrigley
Field is all about ivy, sunning, drinking, and fun. All of which,
admittedly, you will find in abundance. I do like the history of
Wrigley - it is, interestingly, the only physical remains of the
would-have-been upstart Federal League (Wrigley was to house the
Federal League Chicago Whales). Like any old ballpark Wrigley is
significant to the history of the game (most of which is, I think,
lost on Cub fans). I do like that Wrigley has some unique outfield
dimensions and vantage points, which is refreshing when compared to
parks built in the 60's - 80's. Another likeable thing about Wrigley
is that - again, like most old parks - you will sit right on top of
the action as virtually every seat in the house sits close to the
playing field. Another likeable thing about Wrigley is that it is l
located right in the middle of an actual neighborhood with much in
the way of drinking and eating nearby. Not many parks today
integrate with an actual neighborhood.
Cons of the ballpark: To me, a White Sox fan, I find the lack
of fan intensity disturbing. I really get the feeling that to Cub
fans the game itself is secondary to the "experience". Cub fans may
not be to blame though. On any given day the Wrigley crowd will be
made up of a significant % of tourists. Still though, Cub fans are
not exactly bent on the home team winning. How else could you
explain the fact that they continue to jam Wrigley despite the fact
that the Cubs will soon hit a 100 year anniversary since their last
championship. Another thing I find repulsive is the Cub fan
tradition of throwing back to the field opposing team home runs. To
me, this displays an utter lack of respect for the game. Wrigley
itself - while cute & charming - does not have very good facilities
and you will definitely want to avoid driving if you can help it.
The downside of the park being located in a neighborhood is that
there is not a modern, convenient parking facility.
Additional Comments: Ok, if you're from out of town I know
Wrigley is on the top of your to-do list, so . . . do it. Go there.
It is for tourists and a great way to get a 'feel' for Chicago.
Afterwards, do yourself a favor and take in another game 8.5 miles
south. Marvel at the difference in fan intensity and baseball
knowledge - and enjoy the great Chicago tradition of singing "NaNaNaaa
Na Na NaaaNa Na hey hey hey Goodbye!!" when the White Sox homer,
win, or chase the visiting team's pitcher in their drive for another
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Neil Anderson Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: Wow! Wow! Wow! I have never walked into
a stadium before in total awe! Wrigley was the first. Wrigley sits
right in the middle of bars, shops, streets etc. There is no main
concourse or anything like that. That is unique. I liked that feel.
The monumental Wrigley Field sign is an American icon. The grass is
striking. It is so green and well kept. We had seats a couple of
rows from the field right next to the Cubs bullpen. Very close. The
atmosphere is great. One of a kind. Wrigley is the only field that
made me say "WOW"!
Cons of the ballpark: If you are coming from the airport
(south side of town), it is a long haul to Wrigley. You can take the
trams, but allow for plenty of time. The only negative experience I
have is that I haven't sat in the bleachers yet.
Additional Comments: A must-see park. You simply cannot
compare Wrigley to any of the new stadiums being built. It is in a
class all of its own.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Terry Walters Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: Sight lines; history; the neighborhood.
Unlike newer stadia, the upper deck is not in the flight path of the
Cons of the ballpark: Be prepared to either walk a fair
distance or pay high parking fees near the park. Best bet, however,
is to park elsewhere (Howard St. park & ride lot if coming from the
north) and take the "el".
Additional Comments: The roofs across Waveland and Sheffield
were much nicer when occupied by ordinary fans. They have become "yuppified"
in recent years and are now rented out to corporate types. They have
erected mini-bleachers where in past years ordinary fans sat on lawn
chairs. Still, I hope the Cubs never do what Connie Mack did 70
years ago at Shibe and put up a "spite fence". It would disconnect
the fans in the park from the neighborhood.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Ken Foster Grade: B
Pros of the ballpark: Coming in as a visiting team fan I was
surprised that I wasn't heckled by the Wrigleyville faithful. I
loved how the ballpark is mostly preserved so you can have the same
experience that others have had for generations. Wrigley field (Wrigleyville)
is a wonderful taste of Chicago flavor with it's pubs, restaurants
and residential homes incorporated together.
Cons of the ballpark: The ballpark is really showing it's age
for the most part. Restrooms are dark, crowded and old. Unless you
know somebody with lives in the area you have to rely on public
transportation to get in and out of Wrigleyville for games.
Additional Comments: Wrigley Field is definitely "Old School"
but that is what makes it what it is. This ballpark is a true
baseball fan experience.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Scott M. Grade: D
Pros of the ballpark: The only pro of this park is the
Cons of the ballpark: The biggest con was the people that
work at the park, as a native of Philadelphia I thought I knew
rudeness, then I went to Wrigley Field. History (read nostalgia)
may be kind to the park, but weather has not been, the park needs
many repairs and just better general housekeeping. They sell out
nearly every game, and its still one of the most expensive stadiums
in MLB, and the Cubs still stink....where is the money going?
Drunken fans were bad, but not as bad as some people would say, your
worst experience at Wrigley Field with drunken fans would probably
happen at any stadium, its just more common at Wrigley.
Additional Comments: The main reason I rate this park so
poorly is for one reason, the people that work there. They think
they are gods over the suckers who spent 40 dollars for a bad ticket
just because they work at Wrigley park. The game was sold out (as
usual) that I went to, and luckily I had extra tickets (friends who
couldn't go) I really didn't feel like scalping them so I thought
I'd be a really nice, good and honest baseball fan for once and just
give them away. I've done this before (numerous times at the vet
and a few other parks) and have never had a problem. Usually I go
near the ticket window and say "hey, want a free ticket" and no big
deal. Things don't work like that at Wrigley. When I tried it
there, one of these high and mighty stadium employees got in my face
and started to yell to the nearest police officer to come over. So
much for doing a good deed daily. The next issue I ran into was
bringing a bag in. I had a bag that conforms to the size
regulations with MLB rules (that day it was raining so I had a towel
and poncho, and also binoculars, cameras...usually out of town fan
stuff) and they refused to let me in. What was really insulting was
that I've used the exact same other back and nearly every other
ballpark I've been to and there has never been an issue with it.
Luckily since it was a rainy day, I left that entrance, put my
poncho on, and put the bag under the poncho and went in a different
gate. Same game, different employees, more rudeness. The cubs were
playing the brewers that day (you know if you lose to the brewers
your team stinks) but the brewers players turned out to be pretty
nice. I was sitting on the first base side and all of the brewers
were signing everything any kid would give them, I now have a lot of
respect for those players. Like I said, it was rainy, hardly anyone
was at the game, and none of the seating area where the players and
kids were was occupied. Can you believe it took 4 ushers to
continue to chase those kids away. It would have been one thing if
they were bothering the players, but the players were they trying to
do something nice. I'd think every fan might have a bad experience
with a particular ballpark, for me it was Wrigley. I think I'll
give them another chance though. By the way, the Tribune Co
(owners) are all about money. Its way to obvious, they don't care
about baseball or the fans at all. I heard they are planning on
putting up a spite fence and are currently in litigations with most
of the owners of the homes where people can watch the games from the
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Erick Johnson Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: Everything is totally awesome I mean
this is like the best ballpark ever with that Ivy in the bleachers
and the scoreboard makes it look like you are in some time in
history. And also those fans are great and make it look even better
because the Chicago Cubs have the best fans ever.
Cons of the ballpark: The things I didn't like about it its
that when you go there and you're sitting down watching the game you
cant see some parts of the field with the posts that they have in
there and bad weather is also something that sometimes bothers you a
lot but that's just sometimes but the rest is just awesome.
Additional Comments: Don't listen to what other people say
and Wrigley might not be the best park to visit for some of you but
you always have a great time at Wrigley.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Shari Benscoter Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: Truly the "Friendly Confines", Wrigley
is a baseball national treasure. The ivy-covered walls and
old-fashioned score board take you back to baseball's golden age.
Transportation to the games is a breeze when you take the red line
train from the loop.
Cons of the ballpark: Even in May, you may need jackets,
blankets, and extra clothing to weather the stiff lake "breeze" from
Additional Comments: Wrigley is the perfect destination for a
great afternoon of baseball. For the love of God, don't drive, take
the train for $3 round trip. It's the Cubs - we love them whether
they win or lose (but we're happier when they win). If my own city
had a park like this that was easy to get to, I'd go to every game
that I could.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Illini Guy Grade: C
Pros of the ballpark: Wrigley on a ballpark ratings system is
well just average. Most of its draw and charm doesn't come from
area in which you would consider desirable for modern amenities.
The biggest physical draw to this park is that the seats proximity
to the field is closer than most. Although that also comes with
drawbacks of obstructed views. Nevertheless, Wrigley does have its
old time charm and nostalgia with classic look and appeal, but it
just not one of those nice clean comfortable relaxing parks.
Cons of the ballpark: Like I said earlier the closeness of
the seats to the field is great, but many seats are obstructed
views. There are support poles halfway up the lower and upper decks
in your vision and in the lower deck half of the seats have a low
level roof over your head. You cant see fly balls. The stadium
itself is well old and dirty. Its cramped, slow moving, and not
clean. The food is just ok nothing special. The atmosphere inside
the stadium is unique but I didn't find it desirable. Its more of
rowdy crowd. Not very diverse, the crowd seems to wait for the 7th
inning stretch and then leave (or get quite). I saw a lot of
younger people seemingly spend their time walking around and
socializing and drinking not even in their seats. True there are a
lot of tours its too, but they aren't they rowdy ones. The thing
that bothered me was the large number of young people there for a
day game getting drunk and socializing. What happened to work or
school for the 20 something year olds?
Additional Comments: Wrigley is OK it has a lot of nostalgia
and classic ballpark feel. Its charm is in its history not its fan
pleasing amenities. Parking is a nightmare, there just isn't any.
The neighborhood is nice and more upscale, but a bit rowdy with
those 20 something year old crowds I was talking about. All and All
is just well AVERAGE!!!
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Maurice Grade: F
Pros of the ballpark = Close to public transportation. The
immediate vicinity of the park is yuppified, but several blocks west
of the park is a nice, old German neighborhood with traditional beer
halls to match.
Cons of the ballpark: Most overrated park in baseball. The
place is falling apart. Long lines, rude ushers, plumbing from the
1800s, no parking, and "fans" who stand in the aisle, blocking the
view of the minority of people actually trying to watch the game.
Lots of "baseball tradition," but all of it bad.
Additional Comments: An architectural masterpiece almost 100
years ago, Cubs ownership really let the place go some time back,
and the park has never recovered. Advanced age, space limitations,
and landmark designation make effective renovations impossible at
this point. A very uncomfortable place to watch a game, especially
for actual baseball fans. It's primarily populated by young adults,
who come to drink and be seen, not to watch the game.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Erick Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: I mean its Wrigley Field, who doesn't
love it. All those people that gave it a low grade are all haters
because they dont have a beautiful stadium like the Cubbies have.
The reasons that I think Wrigley Field is the best stadium in the
1.The Ivy covered walls make it look different from all the other
ballparks and also make it unique.
2.The atmosphere there is the best it feels like if you were in the
20's or 30's.
3.The scoreboard also makes it look like if you were in the 20's or
30's because its one of two hand worked scoreboards in the majors.
4.And last but not least its the team, even if we haven't won a
world series for years this stadium will always be recognized
because of the Chicago Cubs.
Cons of the ballpark: I did not find many cons in the
friendly confines but here are some of the things that i didnt like:
1.Parking is a really major issue, they should demolish some
buildings an make a parking lot.
2.Bathrooms are very crowded and also very long lines.
Additional Comments: Wrigley field is the best ballpark in
history.Some people say they would prefer that the Cubs would play
in a new stadium and if that happens at least convert Wrigley into a
museum or something that would commemorate the Cubs.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Brad Fender Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: The pros of this field in my opinion
are too numerous to count. The loyal fans who yes at times can be
rowdy, (but name a field where you dont find these people.) The
beautifully manicured field, the seventh inning stretch, the ball
hawks, bleacher bums rejecting opposing home run balls back onto the
field, the wind, the ivy and where else are you going to find a
field that is pretty much void of any kind of advertisement.
Cons of the ballpark: Well of course the cons will be parking
,in most cases, about a mile away unless you take the am track which
still involves some walking. (heaven forbid) and sometimes
lake Michigan can dish out some pretty strong winds. And roaming
afternoon shade can turn a generally warm day game into a cool one.
Additional Comments: I'm not going to harp on those few ball
fans who unfortunately had a bad experience at Wrigley because I
feel that if ones main concern at a baseball game is how comfy the
seats are or that some 70 year old usher upset you by doing his job
then maybe you should stick to watching ball games at home.. that
way you wont be depriving a REAL baseball fan their seat. And risk
getting your pants "dirty".. the horror!! YES its an old
stadium...and im pretty sure its not structurally superior to the
other more modern fields, with their waterfalls and such, but thats
what sets it apart from everyone else. A sense of history and
tradition..a sense of pride Because win or lose (More than likely
lose) that stadium WILL ALWAYS be packed full of die hard fans. Fans
who dont mind paying 40dollars to watch a team they love in a
stadium they love. Apparently some people cant handle the petty
little inconviences an old stadium poses. For anyone else who has
ever wanted to visit Wrigley Field its quite an experience. And I
think one of the most enjoyable experiences Chicago has to offer.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: T.S. Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: The atmosphere. A beautiful park
without all the bells and whistles of a new, commercialized park. I
usually go back to Chicago every year and try to catch at least one
Cubs game. And when I step into Wrigley Field, it's like it is for
the first time. The view still puts me in awe. I have been to
other ballparks, but none of them compare to The Friendly Confines.
Cons of the ballpark: I don't really remember too many cons
of this ballpark. I've never even had any problems with the
ushers. However, it was freezing one day in June with all the wind
blowing off of the lake. But, that still didn't deter me from
having a great time.
Additional Comments: I have never run into some of the
problems the non Cubs fans have posted here. When I go to a game, I
don't usually leave my seat. I stay put and watch the entire game.
I agree, a lot of the food and beverages are overpriced, however, I
expect that. And the prices are like that at every ballpark I have
been to. My point: if you can go to a ballgame and complain about
the price of food, the restrooms, and the ushers then you are not
that much of a baseball fan to being with. Especially if that is
your most memorable experience. Wrigley Field is truly an icon in
baseball. If you haven't been there, you need to experience it at
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Anthony Lorenzo Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark = Baseball the way it should be. No
music before players come to bat, no jumbotron, no sponsorship.
Watching a game in Wrigley Field from the Bleachers was an amazing
experience, not ruined by the fact the Cubs lost 10-0 to the
Pirates. Wrigley offers an atmosphere unmatched by any other
ballpark. I felt like I was watching a game from the 1950's.
Cons of the ballpark: The bleachers can be a tough place,
especially for kids. The ticket prices are also high, but the
experience is worth it. If you have bleacher seats you can not
access any other part of the ballpark.
Additional Comments: The "Friendly Confines" is exactly that.
Wrigley Field is like a block party centered around the game. An
amazing place that I suggest all true baseball fans try to
Wrigley Field Submitted By: George Randford Grade: F
Pros of the ballpark: Access to public transit is decent.
Lots of days games. The seats are right on top of the action.
Cons of the ballpark: Very expensive from tickets to parking
to concessions. Atmosphere similar to a college bar...plenty of
DePaul kids and recent grads from your Big Ten college of choice at
Wrigley spending first paychecks playing in the city. The two worst
things are the bathrooms and the concourses. The mens room floor is
often covered in six inches of urine, vomit, and spilled old style
beer which all seems to drain out into the dungeon like concourses.
I wonder how the stadium passes fire code...it takes easily half an
hour to leave the game.
Additional Comments: The Cubs are terrible and their so
called fans dont care about winning. The Wrigleyville section of
the Lakeview neighborhood is full of a bunch of VW driving kids
playing grown up in the city. There is nothing more disgusting than
some 24yr old from Northbrook sitting in daddy's season tickets at a
cubs game and drinking about 12 beers.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: BGuy Grade: A
Pros of the ballpark: Being a huge Cub fan from Chicago I
have a huge bias towards this park. I like how there's no
advertisements in the park (well like 4). I also like how there's a
lot of afternoon games. The way baseball was and was meant to be
played. The old scoreboard. No jumbotron. It makes you actually
watch the game.
Cons of the ballpark: It saddens me to see the Cubs fans
turned into what they are today. Frat boys and yuppies who claim to
be cub fans yet the only thing they know about the cubs are: Wrigley
Field, Harry Caray, and Old Style, yet when asked who Hack Wilson
was they would be silenced.
Additional Comments: This was to correct many people's review
comments. One said that Chicago airport was on the south side of
town. Well, we have 2 airports. Midway is on the west side a bit
south, and O'Hare is northwest. You also don't take the Amtrak to
Wrigley. you take the L. Yea the park is old and back when it was
built, they needed those columns to hold up the UD. The throughs are
awesome and the ivy is unique. If you don't like our park, don't
come here. Also, the area boys town is south of Wrigleyville and
Lakeview. And someone suggested that they demolish some neighborhood
buildings to make a parking lot. Well I don't know if he realizes
that most of those buildings are our homes. You wouldn't want
someone knocking down your house just so out of tourists can park at
the ballpark. Come on.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: John Kruck Grade: F
Pros of the ballpark: Ok, it's historical and it's got poison
ivy in the outfield. However, what History can this park actually
claim other than it's ancient age, and the fact the Cubs haven't won
a title since 1906? The bleacher Bums are literally Bums and make
the ballpark experience somewhat rewarding but other than that,
please see cons.
Cons of the ballpark: Oh man this place is the smallest,
ugliest, dirtiest, and most unfriendliness place on Earth! Please,
stay home and watch the game on your 25 inch, no wait, watching it
on your pocket TV would be better than sitting in a dirty seat at
Wrigley Field. I sat on the field level and found 2 concession
stands and one bathroom in which I had to stand in line for 10
minutes. This place is absolutely atrocious. I tried to move out
towards the right field foul pole and the Ushers forced me back
inward! Oh yeah, if you look up you'll find there is a hidden upper
deck that is covered in complete darkness. Not many fans sit up
there. Probably because there is no access to it other than a
latter (that's a joke if you don't see, but I couldn't figure out
how the hell you do get up to the second deck). Wrigley Field and
Fenway Park ought to be turned into Farmers Market. The Red Sox can
go play in the fleet center and the Cubs can play at the ugly
renovated Soldier Field. I think that's far better than what they
both play in now!
Additional Comments: The dugouts are for little leaguers, how
does Sammy Sosa put up with this nonsense?
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Nick Gawriluk Grade: F
Pros of the ballpark = At Wrigley Field, you can frequently
watch the loveable losers lose.
Cons of the ballpark: Wrigley Field is the most over rated
ballpark of all Major League Fields. First off, NOBODY is even there
to watch a baseball game. The crowd is comprised of drunk college
kids and posers in shirts and ties wearing a brand new Cub hat,
yelling go Cubbies like they even care. By the 7th inning nobody
even knows what the score is. Secondly, the stadium is old meaning
there's view obstructing pillars in the upper deck, the bathrooms
cannot handle the capacity crowds, it takes three innings to make it
through a concession line, the concourse is packed, seat renovations
have left the stands with horrible sight lines, there have been
cases of chunks of concrete falling from the upper deck, and the
seats are so crammed you have to sit with your knees in your chest.
Thirdly, the tickets are extremely over priced, and the Cubs have
their own broker that they scalp tickets to their "fans" with. (Thats
no joke either, if you call the Cubs to get tickets they tell you
to call their broker.) For $30.00 you'll find yourself in the upper
deck sitting behind a rusting support pillar. Lastly, ivy is meant
for Victorian homes, not baseball stadiums. Baseball isn't meant for
the afternoons. One beer in the stadium should not equal an entire
case price wise in a liquor store up the street, no real baseball
stadium should have baskets sticking off the already short fences to
create more home runs, scoreboards should not be operated by hand,
and Sammy Sosa corked his bat.
Additional Comments: If
Minute Maid in Houston is a little league diamond, Wrigley Field is
a girl's softball field. The wind howls out at 40 miles an hour.
Warning track power shots end up on Waveland Avenue. There are no
real Cubs fans. Wrigleyville is also known as "Boystown".
Wrigley Field Submitted By: TJ Grade: D
Pros of the ballpark: Wrigley has its tradition and thats
about all. The neighbor hood location makes it feel homey and we
had no problem parking since we bought a parking pass when we bought
the tickets on line. We had good seats down the left field line. The
ivy covered walls are as my wife said beautiful. The Chicago Dogs
Cons of the ballpark: The day we were
there the game went 15 innings against the Dodgers.It got cold near
the end and the place was almost deserted by the time the game was
over. We tried to move to seats behind home plate and out of the
wind and the ushers had a fit. One of them would not even let me
walk down behind home plate to take a picture. For God sakes it was
6:00 in the evening and there were only a few thousand people left
in the park. Most had left a great game due to the cold weather,
traffic concerns, but mostly because they were too drunk to stay
awake that long.The folks in the bleachers had no idea a game was
going on as did a lot of the other folks who came just to drink and
socialize. The Wrigley Park Experience is overrated.
Additional Comments: We have been to
all the Major League Stadiums old and new, and to over 100 Minor
League Stadiums also. Drunk fans ruin any game no matter where it
is. Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium and the Drunk capital of the
world Milwaukee ( fights in the parking lot and in the stadium) have
got problems with the fans who think it is their privilege to get
drunk, curse and make an ass out of them self's. But beer is a great
money maker and its too bad they will let this continue.
Wrigley Field Submitted By: Marcos Grade: F
Pros of the ballpark: The
best thing about this ballpark is the history. No doubt about it, even
football and hockey games have been played there. I was at the Winter
Classic game in 2008.
Cons of the ballpark: Where do I start. $35.00 for a parking
space. One cannot park in the neighborhoods because of permit parking.
The Red Line (train) is your best option or bus. The seats are small and
if the weather is hot so will the seats, if its cold the seats are
freezing as well. Your sitting on Metal. The Bleachers are filthy. The
bathrooms... okay when i have to urinate, i would like a private urinal,
and not a huge sewer where the guys stare at my freaking shlong facing
each other! The washrooms smell. The floors are dirty. The food is
always $3.00 more than average. The fans in my area were obnoxious, and
had a little to much to drink.
Additional Comments: The fans deserve a better venue, perhaps
a new ballpark for a new start because they obviously wont win in that
ugly old dump