I'm a long-time reader, first-time poster from Iowa. Thanks to Al and all of you who make this such a great place to stay up on all things Cubbies!
My dad and i are heading to the game on Wednesday from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The previous few times I've been to Wrigley I've just "tagged along" and didn't have to worry about times, tickets, parking, etc. - I just did what the driver or head of the group did. But now I'm the one organizing the trip, so I'm a bit nervous about a few things! I was wondering if you all would be willing to give me some suggestions to make sure the day goes smoothly...
I purchased and printed out tickets from Stubhub.com. Has anyone ever had any problems with the printed tickets? Any suggestions here?
Does anyone have suggestions on parking? I'd like to keep it "simple" (relatively) and park in a neighborhood - we don't mind walking a long distance. We'll be heading back to Cedar Rapids after the game, so somewhere that might help to get out of there more quickly would be great (although I know there's no "quick" way out during rush hour!).
Our seats are in section 422, row 2. Does that area typically get a lot of sun? Should we bring along sunblock, hat, etc. (assuming it's a nice day)?
Are you allowed to go to any section of the park before the game, or are you limited to a certain area based on your ticket?
Are there any "must see" areas in or around the park?
What time does batting practice typically take place? What time would you suggest getting to Wrigley to allow plenty of time to wander around, walk around the block, find seats, etc
Any other suggestions for someone who hasn't been to a game in a few years and is about to pee their pants in excitement?! :)
Sorry for all the annoying questions...Thanks in advance very much and Go Cubs!