If you are a baseball fan, then you probably have a good indication of where Wrigleyville derives its name. Cold beer? The seventh inning stretch? Harry Carey? Well, three strikes and you're out! At the heart of Wrigleyville is a baseball legend – the historic Wrigley Field, home of the beloved Chicago Cubs. Its rich and exciting atmosphere has drawn residents to this locale for decades. Chicago is a city passionate about its sports teams and no fans are more passionate than Cubs fans.
Shopping is not a huge attraction in this neighborhood, but baseball, bars and dining draw people from across the city.
While Wrigleyville is technically a part of Lakeview, the culture that surrounds this landmark baseball park has created a community unto itself. Wrigleyville borders Grace Street to the North , Racine to the West, Addison to the South and Halsted to the East.
The ever famous Addison Red Line L stop delivers you right outside the park. The 22 bus Clark will also deliver you to the ivy covered walls.
Low rise vintage condominiums, newer construction walk-ups and beautiful single family brownstones and new construction homes are the strong composition of Wrigleyville. As you might have guessed, parking, like in Lincoln Park and Lakeview, is at a premium.
Think seriously about a decision to move to the Wrigleyville area. Baseball season starts in April, and unfortunately rarely goes to October for the post season. However, from April thru September there are on average over 41,000 people flocking to day and evening games at Wrigley Field.
Those attending the games add to the congestion not just on the street but also on the "L" and bus lines. But they also add to the atmosphere. So, if you love a lively location and fan revelry, Wrigleyville is for you. If you want to experience Cubs baseball on WGN, then you might want to head to one of the surrounding neighborhoods.
The first game was played on April 20, 1916.
The Cubs won..and there was an actual bear cub at the game.
The Chicago Bears, The Chicago Blackhawks, The Police and Jimmy Buffet have all played in Wrigley Field.
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