3637 Sheffield

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Ivy League Baseball Club is the only 5-level indoor/outdoor rooftop facility located in the outfield of Wrigley. This facility was built in 2010 and has over 12,000 square feet of space. Located in the center of right field, this facility provides a great view of Wrigley. This rooftop features 3 separate indoor lounges, allowing smaller corporate and individual groups to have a private space without having to rent the entire facility. Each of these lounges offers high tech audio and visual equipment for company presentation and corporate meetings.
Address : 3637 N. Sheffield
City, State : Chicago, Il
Website : link
# of Floors : 5
Elevator : Yes
Handicap Accessible : Yes
Bathrooms : 0
Seating Capacity : 0
Minimal Party Size : 10 for most dates, some dates don't have a minimum
Parking : No
Bar/Rooftop Opens : 30 Minutes prior to Game
Bar Closes : At the start of the 7th Inning
Rooftop Closes : Guests must leave 30 minutes after the end of the game.
Catering Schedule : Grill is turned off in the 7th inning, but the food trails off into the 8th inning. Desserts are served in the 5th inning.
Buffet Appetizers & Sides : Cheese & Sausage Pizza, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Potato Chips, Pretzels
Buffet Entrees : Hamburgers & Cheese Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Chicken Breast Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Wisconsin Style Brats, Italian Sausage, Italian Beef
Buffet Deserts : Soft Serve Ice Cream Cones (Chocolate, Vanilla and Swirl), Blizzards With Various Toppings, Frozen Slushies (Cherry, Blue Rassbery and Lemon), Assorted Cookies, Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Wine : Burgandy, Chardonnay, White Zinfandel
Beer :
Non-Alcoholic Beverages : Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Tropical Lemonade, Liptop Iced Tea, Adrenaline Rush Energy Drink
Allow Outside Catering : No
VIP Seating : Yes
VIP Package (Optional Upgrade) : To book an EXCLUSIVE on the Rooftop and Stadium Club Suite Levels, you must pay for 200 guests. The Diamond Suite can be booked Exclusively by paying for
VIP Food Menu : CS
VIP Drink Menu : cs
Photos : link
Videos : link
Deposit Requirement : 50%
Payment Process : The first 50% is Due 7 Days after we receive your Contract by fax. The Remaining Balance is Due 30 Days before the Event or April 1st, which ever is earlier. Bookings made after April 1st must pay in full at the time of their booking.%
Submit Guest List By : Guest lists must be emailed or faxed (in alphabetical format) a minimum of (7) days prior to the reserved game.%
Entrance Location : Front of Building
WiFi Coverage : Yes
Available Board Room : Yes
Rain Policy : In the event of a rain delay, the Event shall continue. In the event of a cancelled or rained-out game that Major League Baseball or the Chicago Cubs reschedule, the client shall be entitled to an Event on that rescheduled game at no additional charge.
Cancellation Policy : A reservation for an Event is non-cancelable and all User Fees are non-refundable.
Year Remodeled : 0
Accepted Payment Type : NA
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By williamhouston
on 5/23/2012 10:43:57 AM
Rooftop Facility 1 Staff & Service 1 Food & Drink 1
Customer's comment
I attended a game at this venue recently and had a terrible experience. Where to start... first the game was delayed because of rain. The delay lasted a few hours at which time the venue stopped serving any sort of alcohol. I cannot find anywhere on their site nor on the Groupon that say that they will cut off the services that their customers paid for due to delays in the game, but that is what happened. Could you get a beer that was supposedly included in your ticket price? No. Could you purchase a beer for an extra fee? No. They simply cut off sales. Clearly their profit margin was more important to them than creating a good customer experience. Additionally, you are only allowed to get one drink per person. This means that if you are seated... your entire party must get up to serve themselves. I consider this to be pretty ridiculous... while certainly ordering 12 drinks would be out of the question, two for yourself and guest isn't unreasonable.

And finally... the most ridiculous of the policies... there is a STRICT no seat saving policy at the venue. Get up to use the bathroom? The security will escort patrons to your vacant seat, despite the fact that friends or loved ones may be saving them for you. I was witness to just such an event. An individual in front of me was saving a seat for his wife who had gone to the bathroom. Security came and attempted to give his wife's seat away to another customer... after much back and forth, it was clear that the individual no longer wanted to take anyone's seat. Security was insistent with the gentleman that he could not save her seat. I stepped over the row of seats and sat in the woman's seat and told the gentleman I would move upon her return. I was ejected from the venue for stepping over the seat... apparently against the rules. Clearly employees and management here is more concerned with enforcing silly policies and their bottom line than they are about making their customers happy.

I left and wrote a letter to the management of the rooftop. I never heard back. They clearly have no desire to have any level of customer service whatsoever. Luckily I bought my ticket through groupon, who, upon review of my situation fully refunded my costs.

I have been to many a rooftop along both Sheffield and Waveland. This was by far the worst experience I have ever had. You have a choice... so somewhere else.