Check out video of Donna Bozzo's behind-the-scene tour on her website.
If baseball is your family's thing-or even if it's not-you may
want to put a Wrigley Field tour on your last-minute summer
Wrigley makes the planning part easy-offering 75-minute tours on
the hour most days during the season. You can buy tickets right on
the Cubs website or at the ticket window for $25 a person.
Baseball is as American as apple pie. And Wrigley is as Chicago
as it comes. So even if you're not a baseball fan, you might enjoy
learning more about the history of the country's second oldest
ballpark. I took my non-baseball playing daughters and here's what
You get your own tour guide-ours has been leading tours for 16
years-who walks and talks you through the history of the almost
100-year-old park. You'll learn how the park started out, how the
Wrigley family got involved, why they call 'em Bleacher Bums, and
what they used to call the ballpark before naming it Wrigley
We walked through the stands-terrific views of the empty
field-sat in the bleachers and strolled through the visitors'
locker room that has hosted Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, even Elton
John. We learned interesting tidbits like why the concession stands
are tucked away at Wrigley, the back story behind the lights, and a
cool story about how a visiting baseball player was able to save
face on his wife's birthday during the game.
We walked the stands, scored our own seat in the official press
box, next to the organ-Wrigley Field was the first ballpark to
bring one in, hung out in the dugout and capped off the tour right
out on the field for some fantastic photo ops.
See more of Donna's stories here.
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