NBC Chicago says true Chicago Cubs fans know the 2015 season should not be one to forget. Chicago Cubs fans there is now better place to spend a summer day than at the Friendly Confines; Wrigley Field is one of the most visited ball parks by fans of visiting teams and this year was high energy as they won their first playoff series. To make the memory of the season last a little longer, the Cubs are allowing fans to take home squares of sod from Wrigley Field for free. Every year, the Cubs replace much of the grass in the field during the offseason.
This year, they plan to cut the sod into 18″x18″ sections and place them outside the field for fans to take home free of charge. The sod will be available through Nov. 3 on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can find the pieces of Wrigley Field sod along Sheffield Avenue just north of Addison Street near the “knothole gate.” Officials encourage everyone to check with a lawncare professional before taking home the sod to be sure the sand-based sod is a good fit for your backyard or parkway. FYI, Wrigley Field’s sod is Kentucky bluegrass and the Friendly Confines finds their grass in Colorado, where it’s grown for the Cubs by Graff’s Turf Farms. Since 2008, the sod at Wrigley has taken root on a level playing field. Prior to then, right field was uneven and the field had a crown to assist in water drainage.