Nothing says summer like sunscreen, hot dogs, old style beer and bleacher seats. There is only one place you can be that feels just like true Americana, and that’s Wrigley Field in the summer. For Matt’s birthday I surprised him with bleacher seats to the game against the Pirates this past weekend.
The only thing I was worried about was transportation. Since moving from Oak Park I miss the days of jumping on the L and being downtown in 20 minutes, ready to access the red line. Getting downtown is definitely more cumbersome since moving further west but it just takes a little more work, figuring out the best route and of course, finding the perfect parking spot.
While I was mapping out options for our upcoming Cubs game, I stumbled across this article, announcing free parking for weeknight and weekend games. Free parking in Chicago? No way. Plus free transportation from the lot to the field and back after the game? You’ve got to be kidding me. But no my friends, this is 100% truth.
Matt and I drove down to the free Rockwell lot and were greeted by amazing Cubs staff. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. We parked our car and got in line to hop on a school bus. Five minutes later we were dropped off at Captain Morgan’s bar right on the corner of Sheffield and Addison with direct access to the field.
Even though the Cubbies lost, we had a wonderful time filling up with peanuts and hot dogs, catching some rays, and staying cool with a few beers.Matt even found a great spot directly under the scoreboard that gave us a whole new view of Wrigley Field. Bleacher seats are open seating, so if you get there early, you’ll get a great spot.
After the game we headed back down to Captain Morgan’s bar. Already waiting for us was an empty school bus to take us back to the parking lot. Getting downtown and enjoying the day at Wrigley was enhanced by the ease of parking and getting out of the Wrigleyville neighborhood. I seriously hope the Cubs continue offering the free remote lot parking option because it’s such a great option for fans outside of the city.