- DraftKings is set to add a sportsbook in Wrigley Field
- The space wouldn’t open until the 2023 season
- Cubs fans are going crazy on social media
We’ve got big news in the world of sports betting. One of baseball’s most historic venues is getting an upgrade into the 21st century.
DraftKings announced on Monday afternoon that the company would be adding a sportsbook in Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Fans will now get to enjoy the scenes of brick and ivy while also popping inside to place a bet on Major League Baseball games.
It’s something that we’ve seen at other sports venues around the US.
DraftKings and the PGA Tour recently opened a sportsbook in Arizona at TPC Scottsdale, the home of the Waste Management tournament. The Arizona Cardinals are also set to open a sportsbook in State Farm Stadium in a partnership with BetMGM, which should open by the start of the 2022 season.
Now, Illinois is joining the action and the social media response is great.
Fans and media react to Wrigley Field’s new sportsbook
Fans and media have been quick to comment on the new addition to Wrigley Field. Some are ecstatic about the opportunity to place bets while attending a game at the historic venue.
That’s 🔥 https://t.co/h3HZa5kvYh
— DOMOTELLO (@domotellem) June 27, 2022
What an atmosphere https://t.co/CXyhB2Ek15
— Cubfidential (@cubfidential) June 27, 2022
Can’t wait to have my “No Runs 1st Inning” ticket pay for my beers https://t.co/o4aYsXYNpY
— Keg (@KegDaddy) June 27, 2022
I AINT LEAVING WRIGLEY ALL 2023 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/qH23zWN659
— Justin ⚾🐐 (@MrOctober95) June 27, 2022
Others aren’t too happy with the organization spending on sports betting but not on the actual team. The Cubs are 28-45 this season.
But couldn’t pay any of their star players that just walked away. Sweet 👍🏻 https://t.co/6DB0CCEw4B
— Murphy OBrien (@murphyobrien11) June 27, 2022
All this for us to lose another 100 games😂😭 https://t.co/ShwSrSn1jS
— Eric™ SZNZ🐝 (@mistahswags) June 27, 2022
Ricketts Family (@Cubs) be like: https://t.co/ZKxWqwCfJW pic.twitter.com/3LiCAci6wi
— KPT91 (@KPT_91) June 27, 2022
And some fans just think it takes away from the mystique of Wrigley Field.
I get how big and more legal sports betting has become, but this just kinda ruins Wrigley. https://t.co/xEUrX0fB3I
— Gage Bright (@gage__bright) June 27, 2022
We’ll see how it all works out in Chicago. It looks like it should be ready for the 2023 season.