Best Transit Routes to Wrigley Field

It seems like an easy route, but on game day, smooth transit and parking are hard to come by

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    WRIGLEY FIELD
    Home of the Chicago Cubs
    Opened: 1914
    Previous names: Weeghman Park (1914-25)
    Capacity: 41,159 (Baseball)

    DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Getting to Clark and Addison doesn't sound difficult, but you try and cram 40,000 people in one neighborhood with very little parking. If you don't have to drive to Wrigley Field, DON'T! But if you do...

    From the Loop:

    From Lake Shore Drive northbound

    • Exit at Belmont, then north on the Inner Drive of LSD and continue to Addison, head west to the ballpark

     

    • Exit at Irving Park (which will be lighter most of the time) and travel west to Sheridan, head south to the ballpark Kennedy Expressway outbound and exit at Armitage or North Avenue, continue one block to Ashland Ave and travel north. Go east on Addison to the ballpark.

    SHORTCUT: LaSalle Drive north to Clark St, a short trip to the park for the 1:20 p.m. first pitch.

    From the Northwest
    Kennedy Expressway Inbound and exit at Addison, head east to the ballpark (Irving Park and Belmont are options to avoid Addison delays)

    From the North
    Sheridan Rd south to Lake Shore Drive, continue southbound to Irving Park and continue west to Sheridan. Head south to the ballpark

    CTA BUS ACCESS
    Primary Routes
    #22 Clark – 25-minute trip from the Loop
    #152 Addison – Connects with Blue, Brown and Red Lines

    Secondary Routes
    #8 Halsted
    #9 Ashland
    #36 Broadway
    #77 Belmont
    #80 Irving Park
    #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express
    #151 Sheridan

    CTA #154 DeVRY University Express
    Roscoe & Western
    $6 parking, free ride to Wrigley
    **shuttle runs only 1 hr after night games

    CTA TRAINS

    Red Line – 20-minute trip from the Loop to Addison stop
    Brown Line - Belmont stop
    Purple Line – service before night games during rush hour Yellow Line – service after night games til midnight

    PACE WRIGLEY FIELD EXPRESS
    Free parking, $4 one-way to Wrigley
    2 locations: Lombard, Schaumburg

    METRA TRAINS
    UP Northwest - Irving park stop, #80 Irving Park UP North – Ravenswood stop, #50 Damen, #152 Addison

    BICYCLE VALET
    Clark & Waveland
    Opens 2 hours before the game, closes 1 hour after

    PARKING
    Parking passes can be purchased by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.

    ROOFTOP PARKING AT WRIGLEY FIELD
    A majority of the rooftops sell all-inclusive packages. When you inquire, be sure to ask about parking availability. Most buildings have one or two spots behind it available, however, some buildings double as apartment complexes with parking reserved for residents only.

    STREET PARKING IN WRIGLEYVILLE
    Parking around Wrigley Field is “heavily restricted.” Night game parking permits are required on nearly every street in Lakeview/Wrigleyville. Most residential streets require resident permits year-round. CARS ARE FREQUENTLY TOWED