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April 4, 1994 1:10 PM

Fantravel Guide: 1994 Chicago Cubs Home Opener

The Chicago Cubs' home opener on April 4, 1994, at Wrigley Field, was a memorable event for baseball fans and especially notable because it featured First Lady Hillary Clinton singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with legendary announcer Harry Caray. This guide will help you relive that epic day and plan a similar fan travel experience.

Getting to Wrigley Field

Transportation

Wrigley Field, located in Chicago's North Side, is easily accessible via various transportation options:

  • Public Transit: The CTA Red Line's Addison station is just a short walk from the stadium. Several bus routes also service the area.
  • Driving: If you prefer to drive, parking is available, but it's recommended to arrive early as spaces fill up quickly.
  • Rideshare: Services like Uber and Lyft are convenient options for getting to and from the game.

Pre-Game Activities

Exploring Wrigleyville

Wrigleyville, the neighborhood surrounding the stadium, is bustling with pre-game activities:

  • Bars and Restaurants: Enjoy a meal or drink at iconic spots like Murphy's Bleachers, The Cubby Bear, and Sluggers. These venues offer a lively atmosphere filled with fellow Cubs fans.
  • Shops and Merchandise: Visit local shops to pick up Cubs gear and memorabilia to show your team spirit.

At the Game

The Wrigley Field Experience

Wrigley Field, known for its historic charm and ivy-covered walls, offers a unique baseball experience:

  • Seating: Opt for seats in the bleachers for a classic Cubs fan experience or choose lower-level seats for a closer view of the action.
  • Food and Beverages: Indulge in ballpark favorites like Chicago-style hot dogs, deep-dish pizza, and local craft beers.

Special Moments

Relive the magic of April 4, 1994:

  • Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch: Join the tradition by singing along to "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," a moment immortalized by Caray and echoed by Hillary Clinton on that special day.
  • Game Highlights: Cheer for the Cubs and enjoy the thrill of live baseball in one of the most iconic stadiums in the sport.

Post-Game Activities

Celebrating the Cubs

After the game, continue the celebration in Wrigleyville:

  • Post-Game Drinks: Head back to one of the local bars to discuss the game and celebrate a Cubs win with fellow fans.
  • Live Music and Entertainment: Many venues offer live music and entertainment, providing a perfect end to your game day experience.
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Date
April 4, 1994
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1:10 pm
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CHICAGO Wrigley Field

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Wrigley Field, an iconic venue for the Chicago Cubs, offers historic charm, ivy-covered walls, and a classic baseball atmosphere.