Wrigley Field

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Wrigley Field
Wrigley field 720.jpg
Former names Weeghman Park, Cubs Park
Location 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, Illinois
Broke ground 1914
Opened 1914
Owner Chicago Cubs
Operator Chicago Cubs
Surface Grass
Architect Zachary Taylor Davis
Capacity 41,000
Field dimensions Left Field - 355 feet (108 m)
Left-Center - 368 feet (112 m)
Center Field - 400 feet (120 m)
Right-Center - 368 feet (112 m)
Right Field - 353 feet (108 m)
Tenants
Chicago Whales (FL) (1914–1915)
Chicago Cubs (MLB) (1916–present)
Chicago Bears (NFL) (1921–1970)

Wrigley Field is a sports stadium, the baseball park where the Chicago Cubs play in Major League Baseball. The ballpark is in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs have been playing there since 1916.[1]

The ballpark is on the north side of Chicago. It is on a block bounded by Addison Street, Clark Street, Waveland Avenue, and Sheffield Avenue. It was built in 1914 for the Chicago Whales of the Federal League. The Federal League disbanded after the 1915 season. The Cubs moved from their previous home, West Side Park, to this ballpark in 1916.[2]

The Chicago Bears of the National Football League played their home games at Wrigley Field from 1921 through 1970. They moved to Soldier Field in 1971.

Wrigley Field has also hosted events such as soccer and hockey. It has also been used as a filming location for some Hollywood movies.

The ballpark has a "cozy" feel. Fans often call it "The Friendly Confines". That nickname was made famous by former Cubs player Ernie Banks.

There was also a Wrigley Field (Los Angeles), built by the same people who built Wrigley Field in Chicago.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hageman, William (March 30, 2014). "Seminary gave way to Cub faithful". Chicago Tribune (A): p. 14.
  2. "Wrigley Field". Ballparks.com. http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/wrigle.htm. Retrieved 2014-05-23.

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