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

By Matt Rodewald
|  Thursday, May 17, 2012  |  Updated 7:01 AM CDT
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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

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