Obstructed View Seats at Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs

Part of what makes Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, so charming is that it's an old ballpark built in a completely different era of time. It also has a ton of history. No, the Chicago Cubs haven't always been a dominant franchise on the field. However, there are few that will disagree that Wrigley Field easily provides baseball fans with the ultimate Major League Baseball experience. That is, unless you purchase the wrong seats. Here is a breakdown of the worst seats at Wrigley Field.

Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs 

The structure of Wrigley Field is completely different than the new era of Major League ballparks like Camden Yards, Progressive Field and Marlins Park. It only has two levels of seats and the steel beams that support the roofing act as obstructions to spectators. The Wrigley Field seating chart will tell you very little about the true layout of the stadium. Aside from the obstructions, first time visitors will find Wrigley Field very easy to navigate and will feel close to the field. The seats at Wrigley Field aren't as small as the seats at Fenway Park in Boston, another ballpark built during the same time period. 

 

Firstly, it's important to note that there are only two seating areas at Wrigley Field with obstructions; the terrace reserved seats and the upper deck reserved seats. (The last two rows of the bleachers underneath the scoreboard are slightly obstructed by the scoreboard but provide excellent shade from the sun).

Obstructed View Seats at Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs

The terrace reserved seating area (rows 7 and above in sections 201-242) is where the obstructions begin on the lower level of Wrigley Field. The support beams can be found in the following seats. It would be wise to not purchase any Cubs tickets past the rows in these sections. Rows 1-5 in sections 201-242 will be free of obstructions.

Section 202, row 22, seat 1
Section 204, row 15, seat 103
Section 205, row 8, seat 107
Section 206, row 6, seat 101
Section 208, row 6, seat 101
Section 209, row 6, seat 101
Section 211, row 6, seat 101
Section 213, row 6, seat 107
Section 215, row 6, seat 114
Section 215, row 6, seat 9
Section 216, row 6, seat 5
Section 218, row 6, seat 1
Section 219, row 6, seat 1
Section 220, row 6, seat 1
Section 222, row 6, seat 101
Section 223, row 6, seat 101
Section 224, row 6, seat 101
Section 226, row 6, seat 101
Section 228, row 6, seat 1
Section 229, row 6, seat 1
Section 231, row 6, seat 1
Section 233, row 6, seat 1
Section 235, row 6, seat 1
Section 236, row 6, seat 1
Section 237, row 10, seat 6
Section 239, row 17, seat 3
Section 240, row 20, seat 108

 

Obstructed View Seats at Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs

The upper deck reserved seats should be avoided altogether if you don't want an obstructed view seat. The area is made up of sections 503 to 538. Avoid these sections at all costs unless you're hoping for shade from the heat or rain. Here is where the support beams can be found in the upper deck reserved area. 

Section 503, row 1, seat 12
Section 505, row 1, seat 101
Section 506, row 1, seat 101
Section 508, row 1, seat 101
Section 509, row 1, seat 1
Section 511, row 1, seat 1
Section 512, row 1, seat 101
Section 514, row 1, seat 101
Section 515, row 1, seat 101
Section 516, row 1, seat 1
Section 517, row 1, seat 1
Section 524, row 1, seat 1
Section 525, row 1, seat 1
Section 528, row 1, seat 106
Section 529, row 1, seat 101
Section 530, row 1, seat 101
Section 532, row 1, seat 101
Section 533, row 1, seat 1
Section 534, row 1, seat 1
Section 536, row 1, seat 1
Section 538, row 1, seat 1

 

View of Wrigley Field from a rooftop in Wrigleyville.

As awesome and intriguing as the Wrigleyville Rooftops are, the views of the field will vary depending on which rooftop you're watching the game from. As you can see above, there are no rooftops that offer a 100% clear view of the field. The outfield wall, bleachers, warning track and scoreboard almost aren't even visible. However, watching a Cubs game from a rooftop in Wrigleyville is something every Chicago Cubs fan should experience at least once. Check out our directory of Wrigleyville Rooftop seating

 

The Steve Bartman Seat at Wrigley Field

The worst and yet most popular seat at Wrigley Field, however, can be found in Aisle 4, Row 8, Seat 113. There you'll find the infamous Steve Bartman seat. : )

  

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