Wrigley Field Basics
Wrigley Field, which was built in 1914, will be playing host to Major League Baseball for the 99th season in 2011 - and to the Cubs for the 97th year.
Wrigley Field is the second-oldest ballpark in the majors behind Boston's Fenway Park (1912).
The Friendly Confines has been the site of such historic moments as:
Originally known as Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field was built on the grounds once occupied by a seminary.
The Wrigley Field bleachers and scoreboard were constructed in 1937 when the outfield area was renovated to provide improved and expanded seating ... the original scoreboard remains intact.
The original vines were purchased and planted by Bill Veeck in September 1937 ... Veeck strung bittersweet from the top of the wall to the bottom, then planted the ivy at the base of the wall.
Wrigley Field added lights in 1988.
Wrigley Field has also been the site of numerous construction projects since Tribune Company purchased the Cubs in 1981.