|Former names||Weeghman Park, Cubs Park|
|Location||1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, Illinois|
|Architect||Zachary Taylor Davis|
|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)
|Chicago Whales (FL) (1914–1915)
Chicago Cubs (MLB) (1916–present)
Chicago Bears (NFL) (1921–1970)
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.
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]
- Hageman, William (March 30, 2014). "Seminary gave way to Cub faithful". Chicago Tribune (A): p. 14.
- "Wrigley Field". Ballparks.com. http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/wrigle.htm. Retrieved 2014-05-23.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Stadium site on cubs.com
- Restore Wrigley Field
- Wrigley Field facts, figures, photos and more
- Wrigley Field News
- Zachary Taylor Davis