For many people, Wrigleyville is synonymous with the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Understanding where Wrigleyville is in relation to Lakeview can be a little confusing. Below are 5 facts about Wrigleyville to help you understand it’s location and surroundings.
- Wrigleyville is located within the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and is also referred to as Central Lakeview. It is the name given to the area surrounding Wrigley Field at Clark Street and Addison Street.
- Wrigleyville runs from Halsted Street on the east, Irving Park Road on the north, Racine Street on the west and Cornelia Avenue on the south.
- People started calling the area Wrigleyville shortly after Wrigley Field opened in 1914.
- Wrigleyville is home to rooftop bleachers, where private building owners have bleachers on their rooftops for people to watch Chicago Cubs games.
- The popular McDonald’s across from Wrigley Field on Waveland Avenue is set to close on March 1, 2016. It will reopen inside a new hotel at the same location. According to the Chicago Cubs, the boutique hotel will have 180 rooms, retail, food and beverage options.
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