Who was the architect?
The main architect of Wrigley Field
was Zachary Taylor Davis. However, he didn't design the
bleachers or the scoreboard in the outfield, which
weren't added until 1937.
Who plays (or played)
The Chicago Cubs play in Wrigley Field
right now and have played there since 1916. The ballpark
was actually built for the Chicago Federals baseball team
in 1914. The Federals played in the brand new Federal
League. The Federals were known as the Feds and were
later called the Whales. They only played for two seasons
before the league went out of business.
When was it built?
Wrigley Field was built in 1914. The
park cost 250,000 dollars when it was built.
How did Wrigley Field get its
The Cubs originally played on the west
side of Chicago but they moved to the north side after
the Chicago Whales went out of business in 1916. The
owner of the Whales,Charlie Weeghman, bought the Cubs in
1916 and he had them play in the Whales' park, which he
called Weeghman Park. In 1920 the name was changed to
Cubs' Park because the team had a new owner, William
Wrigley Jr. Weeghman was no longer involved with the park
or the team. The name was changed again in 1926 to
Wrigley Field in honor of William Wrigley. If you're
wondering, he is the same guy who owns
The Wrigley Building and the
Where did they get the
In 1937 Bill Veek thought it would be
a cool idea to put in some ivy. He planted 350 Japanese
bittersweet plants and 200 Boston Ivy plants and he even
planted 8 Chinese elm trees in the bleachers but they had
to take those away because the wind from the lake blew
them down too much.