Cubs Tickets and Wrigley Field
Getting Cubs tickets for a day at Wrigley Field is an honor for the North Side fans of the team. The Cubs are one of America's cherished and historic sports teams and have a great tradition for the city. The ballpark is one of the most traditional venues in all of sports as well, located in the neighborhood of Lakeview of Chicago, Illinois. Built in 1914 it has been home to the Cubs since 1916 originally named Weeghman Park as well as Cubs Park between 1920 and 1926.
Wrigley is a grand achievement of the architect Zachary Taylor Davis and one of the last remaining original ballparks left in baseball. It is the oldest ballpark in the National League and the second oldest behind Fenway Park between both leagues. Today the venue remains the only park from the original Federal League of baseball. The ballpark has a seating capacity of 41,160, making it the tenth smallest park in the sport. When you get Cubs tickets for a game you will be treated to a day around " Wrigleyville" which includes wonderful restaurants, bars and shopping.
Well known for the now legendary ivy covered brick walls, Wrigley Field used the popular 20th century design referred to as " jewel box." This design allows for the stadium not to follow the natural contours off of centerfield. The left and right fields create deeper "wells" do to the added length. It is this distinction in the design which is thought to create the many bizarre wind patterns and cross winds, which create mayhem on the outfield ball direction. Wrigley also maintains its original "hand turned scoreboard" which was added in 1937 and located above the center field bleachers. The only other original hand turned scoreboard hails in Boston at Fenway Park.
The ballpark was named "Weeghman Park" by the shareholder of the franchise Charles Weeghman when it first opened in 1916. Weeghman paid $250,000 to have the park built in a six week period back in 1914. Eventually, William Wrigley Jr. from the famed Wrigley Company, a Chicago based chewing gum manufacturer, would purchase the team for $500,000 from Charles P. Taft. By 1918 Wrigley was the majority owner of the Cubs. In November of 1926 he took the initiative and quickly changed the name to "Wrigley Field,." and Cubs tickets have been selling ever since.
One does not have to be a "Cubbies" fan nor even a fan of baseball to purchase Cubs tickets and have a great time. The ballpark has a magical feel, and it's a landmark of the Chicago landscape. The history of America's Pastime is present within her walls and on the field. The players and fans who help create the great sport the world now loves can be traced back to the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. Whether a die-hard fan of the beloved Cubs, a fan of baseball or just looking for something to do while on stay in the city, grab yourself a seat and enjoy the game! View our huge selection of Cubs Tickets on the Net by clicking the link.
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