This season, fans can enter Wrigley Field’s new western Gate H through the Park at Wrigley, which opens to the public April 10 prior to the Cubs’ Home Opener. Hickory Street Capital, a real estate development company owned by the Ricketts family, designed and built the Park at Wrigley and office and retail building adjacent to Wrigley Field to provide a year-round, family-friendly gathering place for neighbors, Cubs fans and visitors.
Cubs fans will enjoy several tenants in the new space, which also will host community festivals, farmers markets, music, family movie nights and dining throughout the year.
The Trophy Room presented by Motorola will house the 2016 Chicago Cubs’ World Championship Trophy throughout the 2017 regular season. Fans can take pictures alongside the Commissioner’s Trophy starting Thursday, April 13, with hours subject to availability. Fans can visit the Trophy Room page at www.parkatwrigley.com for the latest scheduling updates.
Following the Cubs’ April 12 Championship Ring Ceremony, Jostens, the “Official Designer of Chicago Cubs World Championship Ring,” will open the Jostens Jewelry Store at the Park. The store will provide Cubs fans of all ages with the opportunity to buy a piece of history by offering high-quality, masterfully crafted jewelry, keepsakes and collectibles that commemorate the Cubs’ historic 2016 season.
The Park at Wrigley also will be home to the Cubs Store at the Park, a two-story retail shop with 8,400 total square feet featuring authentic Chicago Cubs gear, merchandise and memorabilia, with some items exclusive to this location.
Fans who have purchased their tickets and selected the instant mobile ticketing option will want to ensure they’ve downloaded the MLB.com Ballpark app for scanning into Wrigley Field prior to their arrival at the ballpark. Mobile ticketing has replaced print-at-home as a more secure and convenient delivery option for fans who carry their smartphone everywhere, and the MLB.com Ballpark app is free to download and use with an MLB.com account. Fans still have the choice to receive hard copy tickets in the mail or at Will Call when purchasing their tickets at www.cubs.com. More details about Cubs mobile ticketing, including a video tutorial and detailed FAQ section, can be found at www.cubs.com/ballparkapp.
Inside the ballpark, fans will find a newly branded Jim Beam Patio on the upper deck level behind home plate, featuring upgraded furniture, décor and the new Jim Beam signature bar. The Jim Beam Patio is the perfect place for a view of Wrigleyville and the iconic Chicago skyline.
Crate and Barrel joins as the Official Home Furnishings Partner of the Chicago Cubs, supplying comfortable outdoor furniture in group spaces throughout Wrigley Field.
Chicago Cubs Legacy Partners Nuveen and Wintrust will provide an added benefit to watching where Cubs home runs travel once again this season, as each partner has committed to a sizeable donation to Cubs Charities if a batted baseball strikes their sign at Wrigley Field during the 2017 regular season or postseason. If a Cubs batter hits any letter of the Wintrust sign above the left field videoboard, Cubs Charities will receive a $1 million donation from Wintrust for the feat. Nuveen will donate $10,000 to Cubs Charities if a Cubs player hits their sign, which has been updated to reflect their new logo. The sign is a likely target, as it rests just inside the left field foul pole behind the Budweiser Bleachers. Former catcher David Ross netted Cubs Charities a $10,000 donation in 2016 when he struck the sign with his 100th career home run.