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MLB Stadium #15 – Wrigley Field

I officially hit the halfway mark in my quest to visit every MLB stadium! I’m pretty excited that the stadium marking this momentous occasion was the ever classic ballpark Wrigley Field.

Wrigley Field

And what made the whole occasion even more fun was the fact that I was able to go to the game with a huge Cubs fan. Similarly to when I visited Fenway the crowd was really amazing compared to your average ballpark crowd. These fans care about their game, they care about the sport, and they love their traditions.

The day of the game started out overcast so I was initially worried that the rain might pose a problem. In the end it was sunny for the entire game. So sunny in fact that I got a pretty bad sunburn from the whole experience since I managed to forget my sunscreen in my suitcase that I left at the hotel. No bueno.

Wrigley

Massive sunburn aside, I went to the game with my friend Allie who I met in college through a mutual friend. She lives in Chicago and has season tickets in the bleachers. I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t like the bleacher seats but I was pleasantly surprised! Bleacher fans are like no others and I really enjoyed my time out there with them. And despite everything I’d read online apparently you can use your bleacher ticket to get into the main part of the ballpark and walk around if you want to.

Wrigley

I was able to buy a mini deep dish pizza (Giordano’s) while at the game so that was a very Chicago aspect of the stadium. Chicago knows how to do food well!

Something that I’d never seen before were all the buildings around the ballpark having their own bleachers and selling tickets. It turns out that another friend of mine was actually on one of those roofs because someone was getting married up there that afternoon. Talk about being a Cubs fan!

Wrigley

Wrigley

I’m so excited that I finally made it out to Chicago during baseball season to cross these two stadiums off my list. Wrigley Field is up there on my list of favorites. And a big thanks to Allie for letting me go to the game with her!

Wrigley

15 down, 15 to go (actually it’s now down to 14 – more on that soon)!

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  • That’s so cool, I never knew about the buildings–how original! I’ll definitely be checking out your other visits as well!

    • They cracked me up! I’m curious to see what happens to them after Wrigley undergoes some construction to their outfield areas during the off season.
      And thanks for checking out my other visits! I have one more to post soon and then I’ll be all up to date. =)

  • Your goal of going to all of the MLB parks is awesome!

    • So far it’s been a ton of fun! Gotta love combining baseball with my love of travel. I currently have 14 more to get to and I’m pretty excited to cross more of them off next year. =D

  • I want to go to them all. Where else have you gone.

    • Thanks for stopping by! I have a page outlining the stadiums here:
      http://www.mandylivinglife.com/mlb-stadiums

      I’m looking forward to adding more stadiums to the list next year. =)

      • I found the link after I got send. Oops!! You’ve been to a lot. If you ever come to Pittsburgh let me know. It’s close.

        • I’m actually really looking forward to Pittsburgh! I’ve heard the stadium there is really nice

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  • Mama’s High Strung

    woot! wished I’d found you before you hit chi-town! Stopping in from Hump Day Happenings (in January 2015).. newest follower!

    • Welcome to the blog! I always love having fellow HDH readers here. =) And Chi-town will be visited again for sure!