For the first time in nearly two years, thousands of Cubs fans returned to the friendly confines to take in the unbeatable sights and sounds of a sunny day at Wrigley Field. Don’t let the mid-30s temperatures distract you: It’s Opening Day in Chicago, and it is indeed glorious.
Fans bundled in jackets with faces covered by masks took to the Wrigleyville streets Thursday to celebrate the first major sporting event to allow fans in the stands since the start of the pandemic last year.
One fan had a sign celebrating the fact that he’s attending his first game with a mask on. Another sign said what fans around the country are thinking as the season starts: “Thank God baseball is back.”
Here’s a look at the sights at and around Wrigley Field as the Cubs welcome fans back home:
The Cubs also gave us a taste Thursday morning of what it looks like inside the stadium:
This story will be updated with additional photography.