Wrigley Rooftops Are Open, But It Won’t Be Cheap

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Want to catch a Cubs game this summer and enjoy a few hours of feeling alive? It’s not going to be cheap, especially for the upcoming opening weekend series against the Brewers, but you don’t care because corona has left a void in your life and the only thing that can make you feel whole again is watching the boys playing in front of an empty Wrigley Field.

A quick look at rooftop options shows a pair of Saturday rooftops at Wrigley View on Waveland going for $900 after fees and Chicago taxes. That’ll include all you can eat and drink so start cutting back now on carbs and be ready to go hard Saturday afternoon when it’s going to be a glorious 88 degrees. Just think of how many dogs and drafts you can crush in that weather. Shirts off. Cargo shorts side pocket holding a bag of nuts. Smell of summer in the air.

Again, it’ll cost you $900 Saturday (Friday’s opener is sold out), but think of how you’ll feel after the experience.

Cubs rooftop tickets 2020

At Wrigley Rooftops LLC, guests will be required to sign a waiver and wear masks when not seated. Food service will be staggered to keep lines manageable and there will be the now-customary six feet between groups.

Prices will be similar to Wrigley View. A pair on a Sheffield Ave. rooftop for Monday, August 3 against the Royals will run $901.

Wrigley rooftop prices

I know what you’re thinking: if rooftops can have fans and socially distance them, why can’t they put fans in the ballparks — even at a limited number? Don’t be shocked if teams get a weekend into the season and suddenly the owners start whispering about letting limited numbers in.

Don’t forget, the Ricketts family already owns pretty much all of the rooftops around Wrigley so in effect they’re going to have fans at the games anyway.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. I’d think operating a stadium profitably would be similar to a restaurant. There’s a LOT of cost to running a team/stadium and probably a small margin. If they open it up to fans that means they must ramp up an entire stadium staff too. That’s hundreds of employees. I’m sure it’s a very big cost, so unless the stadiums open up to a certain capacity % it may be hard to break even. I could see that being a consideration for GMs for all sports teams.

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