TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME ~ "THE FRIENDLY CONFINES"

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Wrigley Field is a professional baseball venue and Chicago landmark that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs (also known as the Loveable Losers) since 1916. It was built in 1914. Located in the community area of Lakeview, Wrigley Field sits on an irregular block bounded by Clark (west) and Addison (south) Streets and Waveland (north) and Sheffield (east) Avenues. The area surrounding the ballpark contains residential streets, in addition to bars, restaurants and other establishments and is called Wrigleyville. Wrigley Field is nicknamed "The Friendly Confines", a phrase popularized by "Mr. Cub", Hall of Famer Ernie Banks. The current capacity is 41,009, making Wrigley Field the 10th-smallest actively used ballpark. It is the oldest National League ballpark and the second oldest active major league ballpark (after Fenway Park on April 20, 1912), and the only remaining Federal League park. Wrigley is known for its ivy covered brick outfield wall, the unusual wind patterns off Lake Michigan, the iconic red marquee over the main entrance, the hand turned scoreboard, and for being the last major league park to have lights installed for play after dark, with lighting installed in 1988. On April 7, 2013, Total Pro Sports voted Wrigley Field the Best Place to Catch a Game in 2013, owing the award primarily to its architecture and ivy-coated walls.

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Comments (86)

~Marlene~ on September 30, 2013

Many thanks for the kind words, Don, and the L+F. I appreciate it all very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

mfp on October 12, 2013

Dear Marlene,

I rate your photo as very nice!


Like
Have a nice weekend!


Greetings and best wishes, Florian

~Marlene~ on October 13, 2013

Florian... and... Джонни...


My thanks to both of you for the nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate it and your visits very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Bernard Bost on November 19, 2013

This is a great stadium, but I don’t see goals! LOL! Like!

Greetings from France, Bernard

~Marlene~ on November 20, 2013

Wrong game, Bernard! The goals here are the bases, the more the better! Thank you so much for the Like. I appreciate it and your visit very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

coloradojak on July 30

Nah ... they should never have put in the lights.

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Photo taken in Wrigley Field, 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
Wrigley Field

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  • Uploaded on September 13, 2013
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2013/08/20 19:33:04

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