Archive for the ‘Wrigley Field’ Category

Movie Night at Wrigley Field

“Groupon Presents… Movie Night at Wrigley Field” on Saturday, October 1, 2011 (October 2, in the event of inclement weather). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the evening’s movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available from Groupon. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Groupon and Wrigley Field […]

September 20, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: announcement, Chicago, event, Wrigley Field  One Comment

Guest Post: It’s a Dream, it’s only a dream…

Here is a guest post submitted by a loyal reader of the Clark-Addison Cubs Fan Blog. The topic is renovation of Wrigley Field and some of the views here I don’t share. But there is plenty here to get the discussion going and maybe even the blood boiling! Your comments can be posted at the conclusion […]

February 20, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: guest post, Ricketts family, Team Ownership, tradition, Wrigley Field  No Comments

DMB live at Wrigley Field

It’s concert time at Wrigley Field once again. Tonight and tomorrow feature the Dave Matthews Band with Jason Mraz live at the friendly confines. Here are some show tips for your enjoyment… Getting there: Buy parking in advance from ParkForWrigley Getting there: Go in style in round trip luxury with LimoStars Pre-Show: Get there early […]

September 17, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, Wrigley Field  2 Comments

5 reasons to go to a Cubs game this year

Ok, so this season is a wash from a baseball perspective. But there is still something to be said about the experience of going to a Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field. Here are five reasons to head on out to the ballgame, despite the awful record of the 2010 Chicago Cubs: There is no […]

August 29, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: awards, game day, tradition, Wrigley Field  2 Comments

Andre Dawson day at Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs will honor the latest inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame, former Cub Andre Dawson before Monday’s (8/30/2010) game against the Pirates. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley will declare Monday “Andre Dawson Day” in the city, despite his status of being a devoted Sox fan. The Cubs will present a ‘gift’ the […]

August 26, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: announcement, awards, Chicago, game day, news, oldschool, players, Wrigley Field  One Comment

Happier times at Wrigley Field

I made this video with great optimism at the beginning of this season. 2010 has turned out to be a downer for us Cub fans for sure. By any measure this season has been a grave disappointment for fans of the Northsiders. I think maybe the Blackhawks success may have even contributed to the lofty […]

July 27, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game day, photo of the day, players, tradition, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Dave Matthews Band in Concert at Wrigley Field

Historic Wrigley Field will host select concerts again this year. On September 17 & 18, 2010, the Wrigley Field Concert Series presents the Dave Matthews Band with Jason Mraz in concert. I saw one of the Billy Joel–Elton John shows at Wrigley last summer and would say it was a real experience. In a way, it […]

July 14, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, Wrigley Field  5 Comments

Took me out to the ballgame

I made my first visit to Wrigley Field so far in Year One of the Ricketts regime this week. Overall, the initial changes made by the new ownership are subtle but I found none of them objectionable. Note the new illuminated Cardinal-red Toyota sign in the left field bleachers has not yet been erected. Here are […]

May 1, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, Chicago, game day, observations, photo of the day, Ricketts family, Team Ownership, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Wrigley Field no place for politics

I love the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, and value my game day experience. I also am politically aware and invested with opinions and beliefs just like most people. But Wrigley Field on a game day is not an appropriate venue for political demonstrations. With the opening of the Cubs versus Arizona Diamondbacks series this week, protestors […]

May 1, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: game day, observations, oddities, Wrigley Field  One Comment

Cubs game parking in Wrigleyville

With the City of Chicago’s privatization of parking meter street parking, and the longtime restrictions of permit-based night game parking in Wrigleyville, it is advisable to plan your Cubs game parking in advance.   Make no mistake, if you park illegally, there is a city tow truck waiting nearby to ruin your game day experience. […]

April 24, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game day, Wrigley Field  One Comment