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Chicago Cubs Playing Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field

One of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs have been a staple of the Near North Side since they were originally founded in 1870. The Cubs play at historic Wrigley Field, their permanent home since 1916 and the second-oldest ballpark in the Majors behind Fenway Park.

While the Chicago Cubs generally hold supremacy over the South Side Chicago White Sox as the city's most beloved baseball team, the Cubbies unfortunately hold the distinction of carrying the longest Championship drought in North American sports history. The Lovable Losers from the Near North Side haven't won the World Series since 1908 - a streak that's lasted over a century and counting.

However, the lack of Championship banners in Wrigley Field hasn't deterred Chicago Cubs fans from visiting the "Friendly Confines", as Wrigley has been coined by the locals. A National Historic landmark, Wrigley Field is one of the last remaining classic ballparks in the Majors, making Cubs tickets some of the most coveted in the National League. (Cubs ticket prices are some of the highest on average of any MLB team.) Each of the 81 games at Wrigley Field becomes a Chicago event unlike any other, and win or lose there's always a party in Wrigleyville.

To learn more about the "Boys in Blue", check out the history of the Chicago Cubs below.

The History of the Chicago Cubs

Aerial Angle of Wrigley Field in Chicago Illinois

Aerial Angle of Wrigley Field in Chicago Illinois

Originally called the Chicago White Stockings (which later inspired the nickname of the cross-town White Sox), the Cubs were founded in 1870 and are one of the two oldest teams in the Major League.

While the Chicago Cubs have hit a Championship snag in the last, well, century or so, they originally began as a National League powerhouse, winning back-to-back World Series titles in 1907 and 1908. The Cubs moved into historic Wrigley Field in Chicago in 1916, and in 1918 they reached the World Series once more, only to lose in six games to the Boston Red Sox. (Unfortunately, this would be the last taste of success for both teams for quite some time, as the Sox dealt with a similar World Series drought that lasted 86 years until 2004.)

As the year's passed, the Chicago Cubs baseball team would prove to be a formidable match for any opponent, however Championships continued to allude them. In 1945, the Cubbies found themselves in the World Series when, as legend has it, a man named Billy Sianis and his pet goat were ejected from game 4 at Wrigley Field. Sianis is said to have put a "curse" on the Chicago Cubs, and while this might seem like a far-fetched explanation for the Cubs woes, the fact is they still haven't won since his proclamation that the Cubs "ain't gonna win no more."

In more recent years - notably 1984 and 2003 - the Chicago Cubs looked ready to exercise their demons, only to be dealt heartbreaking losses that the average fan wouldn't be able to come back from. However, Cubs fans are some of the most loyal, passionate and - for better or worse - realistic. Until their day in the sun comes, expect the Friendly Confines to be packed, and the bars in Wrigleyville to be hopping from April- October, year after year.

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Wrigley Field - The Friendly Confines

Wrigley Field and Downtown Chicago IL

Wrigley Field and Downtown Chicago IL

As identifiable as the Cubs red "C" on their bright blue caps is the ivy-coated Outfield of Wrigley Field. A must-see Chicago attraction every baseball fan must make the pilgrimage to at least once, Wrigley Field is a throwback to the baseball stadiums of yesteryear.

From its hand-operated scoreboard, pint-sized seats and general admission Outfield bleachers, only a handful of American ballparks can match the classic cadence of Wrigley Field in Chicago. In fact, Wrigley Field refused to add lights for night games until 1988, and to this day the Cubs schedule has far more day games than any other team in MLB.

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Fans cheering during the Chicago Cubs against San Francisco Giants game at Wrigley Field


It's impossible to mention Wrigley Field without bringing up the eclectic neighborhood it sits smack in the middle of - historic Wrigleyville. An upscale Chicago neighborhood with a laid-back atmosphere, Wrigleyville is located in the Near North Side of Chicago, and like its hometown team has seen its share of highs and lows over the years.

Of course, given the party atmosphere found at most Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field, it's no surprise that Wrigleyville bars in Chicago are some of the most hopping in the city. Win or lose, Cubs fans certainly no how to booze, and with legendary Chicago sports bars surrounding Wrigley Field -notably Slugger's, Harry Caray's and the Cubbie Bear Bar - there are plenty of places to wet your whistle when you attend a Chicago Cubs game.

If you're traveling for a game, consider one of the hotels near Wrigleyville so that you're close to the Cubs, bars and just minutes from tons of other fun things to do in Chicago!

For more information on Chicago sports, check out guide to the best local teams in the area, including the Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks.