The jerseys have been cleaned, the field has been mowed, the ivy has been watered, which can only mean one thing: It’s Opening Day at Wrigley Field. April 9 marks the first 2018 home game for the Chicago Cubs as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Friendly Confines. Beyond the game, there are plenty of additional ways to enjoy the season with more new features coming to the grounds. Park at Wrigley continues to be a main draw, acting as the ballpark’s “backyard” with more outdoor space, food and beverage options, large screen TVs and vendors that are available to fans before, during and after innings. This green space also hosts movie nights, a farmers’ market and other various events throughout the season. Get the full schedule at www.parkatwrigley.com.
Game Day Grub
Hot dogs and beer aren’t the only options for food on game day. Some of the new attractions opening this month include all the additional dining options that will be part of Hotel Zachary, a boutique property across the street from Wrigley Field and Park at Wrigley. Here are four of the standouts, from gourmet tacos to mimosas, Bloody Mary’s with baked goods and smoked meats.
The popular taco joint, already a hit at the original location in Wicker Park, is expanding to Wrigleyville with a massive two-story, 9,000-square-foot space with an 87-seat patio that overlooks the