For the Wrigley Field 100th Birthday game, I got us tickets in Section 208. I ended up buying the tickets as part of a six game pack that was on sale before single game tickets to ensure we got tickets to the Dbacks game on April 23rd. At the time we tried to buy parking, but they said it was not on sale until single game tickets. Dad called back then and they still did not have parking or at least not accessible parking on sale and they took his number to call him back when it did go on sale. We ended up with the last available accessible parking a few weeks later
The parking we got was the green lot, which is a few blocks from the park, but still very convenient. Not anywhere near as close and nice as the parking right by the park entrance we got on the ballpark trip, but still nice to know you have a spot before heading over there, especially for such a major game. However, the green lot is just dirt. There are no actually spaces, but they didn't say anything about Dad leaving a huge area between the truck and the car they said for him to park back up right next to. Rather disappointing parking situation after knowing they have good lots, but there is hope for the parking lot in the future because it is also clearly marked as being under construction.
Section 208 has much less hope, though. Mainly we didn't like the section because you cannot see the scoreboard, which is our favorite part of Wrigley. Also, the seats are not raised up more than the normal step between rows, so Mik couldn't see anything once people started standing up for the pregame ceremony. This issue is made more annoying by the fact they have a bunch of TV screens there and they were just showing ads. At least at Nats park for Opening Day when we couldn't see the scoreboard the TV screens there showed the pregame stuff even though the view of it was not actually obstructed.
Next time I will pay more attention when getting wheelchair seats at Wrigley and pay the extra for those ones up another level and behind home plate as while they were the most expensive on the ballpark trip they are totally worth it for an enjoyable game experience.
We will give them some credit for having cup holders for all spots in this area, which is good because while the rest of the 200 sections have cup holders I think there are still some regular sections closer to the field that don't have cup holders.. Also, the ushers are good at paying attention and bringing out the chairs for the companions.
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