Rolling Stone ranks Wrigley Field second-best rock stadium

Rolling Stone ranks Wrigley Field second-best rock stadium
October 24, 2013, 10:00 am
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The Cubs boast 14 members of the Hall of Fame. But a different kind of Wrigley Field tenant is quickly approaching the Cubs' mark when it comes to Hall of Famers: rock stars.

While names like Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Ryne Sandberg hang from the foul poles, names like Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Elton John and Sting have graced the marquee in recent years, thanks to an uptick in concerts at Wrigley Field. That's led Rolling Stone to declare the Friendly Confines as the country's second-best stadium to see a concert.

The music magazine released its list of the top 10 best arenas and stadiums in America, with Wrigley coming in at No. 2, trailing only Madison Square Garden in New York.

The publication cited recent concerts from rock legends such as Springsteen, Pearl Jam, McCartney, John, Billy Joel and The Police as reasoning to place the nearly 100-year-old ballpark on its list.

Fellow baseball stadiums Fenway Park (No. 3) and Yankee Stadium (No. 5) also made the cut. Basketball/hockey arenas in Brooklyn, Nashville, Louisville, Los Angeles and Atlanta made up the majority of the list, with New Jersey's Metlife Stadium the only football stadium in the top 10.