Hoist the ‘W’ flag for an unlikely win for Wrigley Field.
Rolling Stone magazine named the Cubs’ home the second best stadium or arena venue in the country. The magazine polled 26 musicians and music industry insiders to make their list, which is part of its “Venues that Rock” series.
It pointed out that Wrigley didn’t host its first concert
until 2005, “when longtime Cubs fan Jimmy Buffett took the stage in
center field. Since then, acts like the Police, Elton John and Billy Joel, Dave
Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and, this summer, Pearl
Jam, have followed Buffett's lead.”
Wrigley was bested by Madison Square Garden, but beat out other beloved stadiums, such as Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium.