Wrigley Field in Chicago1060 West Addison Street in Chicago the Wrigley Field continues to remain one of baseball's most old-fashioned parks and among most popular. Wrigley Field which was built in 1914 is now playing host to major league baseball for the 98th season in 2011. Wrigley Field is the second-oldest ballpark in the major leagues behind Boston's Fenway Park.
History of Wrigley FieldThe Park was originally named Weeghman Park and was built on the previous site of a seminary. Weeghman Park was the first Federal League Park in Chicago. The original building had a seating capacity of some 14,000 and was estimated to cost approximately
The Lights Went on at Wrigley FieldWrigley Field added lights in 1988. The first night game was rained out on August 8, 1988. The Cubs have played 206 home night games. The Tribune Company purchased the Cubs in 1981 and many renovations have taken place since at Wrigley Field. New office space was created, a new clubhouse was completed under the third base stands in 1990. In 1989 private boxes were constructed on the mezzanine level. There are now 63 private boxes and an elevator was added to the third base concourse in 1996.
Moments to Remember at Wrigley FieldBabe Ruth
There have been songs written about Wrigley Field and sports heroes immortalized here. Ernie Banks' uniform number 14 is imprinted on the flag which flies from the left-field foul pole, Billy William's number 26 flies from
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