Wrigley Field (aka The Friendly Confines) may be the greatest piece of architecture in the city of Chicago. It was built in 1914 and has been home to the Cubs for 94 years, none of which have seen a world series. Wrigley is the second oldest baseball park only to the Boston Red Sox dwelling, Fenway Park. There are 41,160 seats in the park and many more outside. When this park was built it cost $250,000 which calculates to over $5 million in today's money. The field was not always the way it is seen today. First is started with only the lower deck. Then in 1927 the upper deck was added. Over the years the roof tops have been added and are still sprouting up to this day.
Wrigley Field has many important features, all of which contribute to its legacy. The first being the ivy. In 1937 it was planted and has been growing back every year since. Wrigley Field is the only one to have an ivy covered brick wall. Also the scoreboard is one of only two which are hand turned. The green scoreboard is made out of a sheet of steel and the numbers slide into the windows. There has been much speculation on whether or not the Cubs should build a new stadium due to the deterioration of Wrigley Field. How do you feel about a new field for the Cubbies?