April 25, 2011

Events @ Wrigley

A Rally to Concerts
There are two other related posts on the subject of this ballpark called Wrigley Field (ville) Renewal that is a continuation of the history of the ballpark from 2015 the year of renovations of the ballpark and surrounding area and the post called Wrigley Field: Part I which is the history of this 
baseball field from 1914 to 2015
The Political Rally for 
Irish Independence in 1919
Came "the night of July 19, 1919 when the Irish freedom fighter Eamon deValera (above) addressed a throng of forty thousand supporters (patron attendance in park only 18k) ... his first tour of the United States to win support for the controversial treaty partitioning Ireland between the Free State (of Ireland) and the British-occupied Ulster (Northern Ireland)." - from the book called Hidden History of Ravenswood and Lake View by Patrick Bulter
Eamon deValera three years before declared the entire island of his homeland free and independent from the British Empire.Also, in 1926 the first college football game was hosted  between Loyola University and Arkansas Tech. 
Ice at Wrigley
 Ski jumping at Wrigley Field in 1944 - Calumet 412
 (click this article for an enlargement)
The Boxing & Wrestling Events
Boxer Mike Hirsch, J. Anderson, and Tom Faxion
sometime in the 1920's according to 
from Vintage Wrigley Field/Chicago Tribune
 Leo Rodak vs Kid Chocolate, July 18, 1934 
from Lou Dilacova Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
Jim Londos vs. Ed "Strangler" Lewis at Wrigley Field on Sept. 20, 1934. Lewis wrestled Jim Londos in front of an audience of 35,275 at Wrigley Field, drawing a record gate of $96,302, which would stand until 1952
via Vintage Wrigley Field/Chicago Tribune
Rocky at Wrigley 1947

and Jack Dempsey, June 21, 1950 at Wrigley Field 
from Lou Di Lacova Forgotten Chicago-Facebook
and then again in 1956

A Title Fight in 1952

The Rodeos & Circus Acts

1944 Rodeo program book
1951 photo below - Calumet 412
Yep! A Wrigley Car Dealership in 1950

Sport Illustrated Party 
at Wrigley in 1979
Ice on the Field again in 2009

photos from Ebay
photos -  Greg Siewart Original Chicago-Facebook
The field was iced-up in 2009 for the NHL Winter Classic
That same year the new owners of the park created a
ice rink along Sheffield Avenue. 

The removal of the football signage turf after the game 
The Gay Games 
The Gay Olympics first established in New York City in 1994. Chicago featured this worldwide event in 2006 with the opening ceremonies at Wrigley Field.
Cyndi Lauper song the national anthem at the opener
A Tree Lighting Ceremony
An estimate of 10,000 people flocked to Wrigley Field’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in 2012  
A Central Location for Celebrations
and during the season
and a place to gather when the Black Hawks win 2015
photo link

photo link
But some folks do not know when to stop and go home according to an online source called DNAinfo
Those Concerts at Wrigley Field
photo - Uptown Update
 aerial view of the stage
computer wallpaper image via Chicago Cubs
2011 pre-show photo - Marathon Pundit Blogger
2013 photo- Pearl Jam Community

2014 show photo - Gold Coast Tickets
A seating chart for the concerts
The Timeline of Concerts:
2005 - to present
 Jimmy Buffet in 2005
photo - www.meenkyole.com
photo - Cubs.com
The Police in 2006
 photo - Evil Vince Photography

 photo - Evil Vince Photography
along with Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland 
along with a view of the concert from the ground level. 
View more photos by the photographer.
 Elton John & Billy Joel in 2009
photo - Only Half Crazy 
with a video
below photo - Vivid Seats
Dave Matthews Band in 2010

along with this video from YouTube
 Sir Paul McCartney in 2011
pre-show seating
... also in 2011
 image - All Music
photo - buffettfan.blogspot
below photo - Daily Herald
The Concerts in 2012
 Brad Paisley 

 Bruce Springsteen 
 photo Flickr via swimfinfan
Roger Waters
The Concerts in 2013
 Jason Aldean 
along with Kelly Clarkson & Jake Owen
above photos from Boot
photo from Metro Mix

photo - Edward Photography Studios
 Pearl Jam 
all photos - Spin News

with Ernie Banks
The Concerts in 2015
Billy Joel 
with some assistance

 Crowds heading toward the concert area
photo - Mike Barnes
... and days later in month of August
 photos - Chicago Tribune
This concert was a bit loud
Concerts Expand in 2016 along with Issues
'[Alderman] Tunney expressed dissatisfaction with this year's increase in concerts at Wrigley Field. As opposed to four shows - the limit imposed during a trial period of allowing the club to book concerts without neighborhood approval - this year, Wrigley Field will have five acts perform seven concerts between June 25 and Aug. 27' according to DNAinfo.
Concerts in 2016
 A general buyer be aware article for all concerts
images - Live Phish

photo - Antiquiet
ticket prices for the Phish concert
image below - MLB
James Taylor
2016 photos - Chicago Tribune
ticket prices for the Taylor concert
image - MLB
Pearl Jam
photo - Chicago Tribune
photo - Murphy's Bleachers
2016 photo - Ebay
Luke Bryan
The Line-up in 2017
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 
June 29

Dead & Company
June 30 & July 1

Jimmy Buffet with Coral Reefer Band
July 15
James Taylor with
 Bonnie Raitt
July 17
Billy Joel
August 11
Florida Georgia Line 
with the Backstreet Boys 
August 12
Green Day 
August 24
Lady Gaga
August 25
Zac Brown Band
August 26

Stay Tuned for 2018!

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