Searching for information about the Wrigley Field bag policy? Learn more about the items you can bring inside the Chicago Cubs home, as well as luggage storage options near Wrigley Field.
About Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field is the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, first opened in 1914 under the name Weeghman Park. The Cubs moved into the stadium in 1916 making it the second-oldest baseball field after Fenway Park in Boston. Wrigley Field is among the most recognizable baseball parks in the US, mainly because of its hand-turned scoreboard, its beautifully adorned outfield wall and the weird wind patterns, courtesy of the nearby Lake Michigan.
Because the field is located in a primarily residential area, there are no parking lots nearby and tenants in nearby buildings have installed bleachers on the rooftops for perfect views of the games. That created a long-lasting feud between the Cubs and the rooftop owners, leading to several legal battles. Nowadays, rooftop owners have to share 17 percent of their earnings with the Cubs.
Wrigley Field Bag Policy
Since 2016, security screening through metal detectors has been implemented at all Wrigley Field gates.This enhanced security measure is part of a wider initiative to increase safety across all MLB stadiums in the US.
The following items are prohibited at Wrigley Field during game days:
- Bags larger than 16x16x8 inches (slightly bigger than a tote bag)
- Luggage of any kind
- Containers (cans, aerosol spray, glass, hard-sided coolers, thermoses or flasks)
- Illegal drugs
- Laser pointers,
- Non-factory sealed plastic bottles,
- Portable stadium seats
Although we doubt you will try to enter Wrigley Field with an inflatable boat or pool, carrying large bags and/or at least one of the above-mentioned objects is a possibility. Wrigley Field bag policy officially discourages spectators from bringing in their stuff, to ensure queues are proceeding faster. Purses and small handbags are permitted, although security personnel are authorized to search them.
Luggage Storage near Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field offers an express lane for baggage-free spectators, so if you want to breeze through security, it is best to go into the stadium without any bags. Thankfully, Stasher offers convenient and affordable luggage storage near Wrigley Field and the whole of Chicago.
So if for any reason you want to watch a game at Wrigley Field and need somewhere to store your bags, check out our StashPoints below. All of our luggage storage locations are vetted by our team for security and convenience.
- The UPS Store Wrigley: 5 minute walk
- ArtdeTruimph: 5 minutes by bus
- Lincoln Park Tobacconist: 6 minutes by bus
Bag storage near Wrigley Field with Stasher costs only $6 for 24 hours!
Wrigley Field Transportation
There are many options for reaching Wrigley Field with public transportation, including Metra Trains, Pace shuttle buses and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses and trains..
Convenient CTA buses
- #8 Halsted buses operate north on Halsted from 79th Street to Broadway/Waveland.
- #22 Clark buses operate north through the Loop on Dearborn and south on Clark from Howard.
- #152 Addison buses operate on Addison from Cumberland on the west to Lake Shore Drive on the east.
On game days, an additional service is provided (#152 Addison)
Luggage Storage in Chicago
Stasher also offers plenty of luggage storage options in the city of Chicago!
Hotels Near Wrigley Field
Have you booked your Chicago accommodation yet? Wrigley Field is located very near the center of the city, offering a wide range of available accommodation.
- Sonder – Wrigley Field: Just 1km away from Wrigley Field
- Wrigley Hostel: Affordable hotel near Wrigley Field
- Wrigleyville Oasis: Less than 1km from Wrigley Field
Even if you’re not into baseball, don’t pass on a trip to the wonderful Wrigley Field. Located in Chicago’s Lakeview district, this famed baseball field has been going strong since it opened in 1914. Whether you take a tour or witness a crowd-pleasing Cubs game, you’ll certainly get swept away by the nostalgia of America’s second-oldest MLB field.
Any baseball buffs in Chicago should think about booking a room close to Wrigley Field. For your convenience, here are a few of the hottest hotels within walking distance of this Chicago landmark.
The Best Splurge Hotel Near Wrigley Field
Hotel Zachary – A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
For the ultimate Wrigley Field experience, take a peek at the Hotel Zachary by Marriott. Located at 3630 N Clark Street, this 4-star boutique hotel is best known for offering plush rooms with fantastic views of Wrigley Field. Throughout Hotel Zachary’s modern interior you’ll find plenty of fascinating photos and artwork celebrating North Chicago’s favorite baseball venue. Hotel Zachary also boasts its own bar alongside Wrigley Field as well as easy access to some of Lakeview’s best restaurants, cafés, and pubs.
For more info on this high-end hotel, be sure to check out this TripAdvisor page.
Great Mid-Range Hotels Near Wrigley Field
City Suites Hotel
If you take a 15-minute walk south of Wrigley Field, you’ll soon come across the City Suites Hotel at 933 W Belmont Avenue. Officially listed as a 3-star hotel, City Suites offers guests the choice of queen, king, and double suite rooms, all of which are furnished with eye-catching Art Deco designs. As an added bonus, City Suites Hotel offers complimentary breakfast, free afternoon cookies, and 24-hour tea and coffee service. Definitely take a look at this hotel if you’re looking for a balance of comfort and affordability.
Check out City Suites Hotel’s official TripAdvisor listing for more details.
Situated along the lovely Lake Michigan, the Majestic Hotel is a nice mid-range hotel for folks who want to stay in a quieter residential area. Modeled on a traditional English mansion, this boutique hotel instantly impresses guests with its Chicago Cubs-themed central lobby. Guests can choose from just over 50 rustic-themed rooms, all of which have amenities such as microwaves, flatscreen TVs, and luxurious robes. The Majestic Hotel also offers patrons free breakfast and afternoon cookies every day.
The Majestic Hotel’s formal address is 528 W Brompton Avenue, which is only about a 0.5-mile walk to Wrigley Field. Please check out this TripAdvisor page for the Majestic Hotel if you have more questions.
Best Western Plus – Hawthorne Terrace
About a 15-minute walk southwest of Wrigley Field, the Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace offers all the amenities of a brand name hotel at a reasonable price. Situated in a residential area of Lakeview East, this Best Western has a wide range of rooms to choose from ranging from deluxe guest rooms to one-bedroom suites. Guests who choose to stay at Best Western Plus will also enjoy a free breakfast buffet every morning.
The official address of this Best Western Plus is 3434 N Broadway Avenue. You can learn more about the Best Western – Hawthorne Terrace by clicking on this TripAdvisor link
A Budget Stay Near Wrigley Field
Tourists looking for the best deal in town should start their search with the Wrigley Hostel at 3514 N Sheffield Avenue. Only a 2-minute walk away from Wrigley Field, the Wrigley Hostel is ideal for tourists who don’t mind trading space and privacy for cheap prices. On the pros side, Wrigley Hostel offers free breakfast service as well as access to a gaming room, kitchen, and BBQ grill. Just keep in mind, some of the dorms here could house up to 10 guests.
Need more info on Wrigley Hostel? Check out TripAdvisor’s listing by clicking here.
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