11 Most Iconic Sports Stadiums You Must Visit

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7) Wrigley Field, Chicago

It first opened in 1914 as Weegman Park, where The Cubs played their first home game on April 20, 1916, defeating the Cincinnati Reds. The park was purchased by the Wrigley Company in 1921. It was originally called Cubs Park from 1920-1926 before it was re-branded Wrigley Field in 1927. Just like Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field is as iconic as it is historic. It’s also home to one of the last hand turned score boards in existence, along with ivy covered walls and its famous red marquee. The infamous winds off of Lake Michigan less than a mile away have been known to wreak havoc on potential home run hits. Lesser known by todays sports fans is that Wrigley Field was home to the Chicago Bears until 1970. It’s also a great concert venue.