#1: The Location
Wrigley Field is nestled among many old industrial buildings on the south side of Chicago. There are building owners who sell seats on their rooftops for games, and the stadium maintained its rustic feeling by not installing lights for decades after it was opened. The stadium has seen buildings grow up around it as the city grew, but the stadium has not changed at all. The ivy vines were planted in 1937, and
#2: The Cubs
The Chicago Cubs have played in the World Series in Wrigley Field, but the team has not won a World Series in the stadium. They last played in the World Series in 1945, and they have not been back since. The Cubs have a distinct homefield advantage at Wrigley Field because of the winds coming off Lake Michigan. The Cubs have not always been able to use this advantage, but the advantage is there nonetheless.
#3: The Bears
The Chicago Bears were not always housed at Soldier Field. The team played under George Halas at Wrigley Field, and the team stayed at Wrigley until 1970. The Chicago Bears won several NFL titles at Wrigley Field, and those titles re the only major sports championships won at Wrigley Field.
#4: Many Other Events The NHL Winter Classic has been played at Wrigley Field, and Wrigley Field has been host to several college football games over the years. The Big Ten Conference has been using Wrigley Field as a backstop for games that needed to be moved, and the stadium has hosted NASL games for the Chicago Sting. Wrigley Field is steeped in history, but the history of the stadium is not always attached to the Cubs. Sports fans know that Wrigley Field is the home of the Cubs, but it is a place that holds a century of Chicago sports history within its walls. The Bears were once the best team in football, and the stadium has suffered through many years of Cubs baseball since.