Monday, November 7, 2016

Comparing the 1945 and 2016 Wrigley Fields-- Part 2: Concessions


By 1945, fans could enjoy Borden's ice cream for 10 cents.  Beer was first served at Wrigley in 1933 after the repeal of Prohibition.


Ballpark food features plenty of classic Chicago dogs ($7) as well as the occasional Polish sausages ($) and even 'smokies" ($7.75).

Beer vendors now carry Goose Island IPA, 312 Ale (named after the prefix for downtown Chicago telephone numbers) as well as Bud and Bud Light.  Harry would be so proud.  Obviously, beer today costs a bit more than in 1945.

Coming home from my first visit to Wrigley Field in April 1981, I wrote in my journal that I could no longer drink at Wrigley as they had RAISED the price of beer to $1.50.


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