Taking in a game at Wrigley Field is an experience that’s widely unmatched in Major League Baseball. Fenway Park offers a similar vibe – but walking up the steps and seeing the green ivy, blue skies and the iconic center field scoreboard is something every Chicago Cubs fan loves.
While we’re all united in our love for the Cubs, how we prefer to take in a ballgame at the Friendly Confines varies. Some prefer the birds eye view that comes with the upper level seating. Others are all about getting as close to the playing field as possible, perhaps in the relatively new luxury seating sections.
Maybe you’re looking to make sure those summer rush hour storms that blow through aren’t an issue and you’re all about the lower bowl, sheltered and protected by the overhang above. Or maybe those Fridays at 1:20 mean you’re in the bleachers, beer in hand, ready to carry on the legacy of the Bleacher Bums. Let’s take a look at some of the best spots to take in a Cubs game around Wrigley Field.
Chicago Cubs: Save money and still get a great view from the upper deck
My wife and I had our first date at Wrigley. I was living in the Chicagoland area, she was still out in Iowa after graduating from Iowa State. She drove in and we bought last-minute tickets for a Dodgers-Cubs game in Sept. 2014.
Those last-minute tickets were at the top of the upper deck, all the way down the right field line. The view was great and, maybe it’s nostalgia, but I still love sitting up there even today. We took in Game 162 back in 2018 from similar seats – and since the renovation and additional upgrades to the upper deck, seeing a game from the ‘cheap’ seats is definitely an improved experience.