Charles Weeghman hired his architect
Zachary Taylor Davis to design the park, which was ready for baseball by the date of the home opener on April 23, 1914.
 The original tenants, the
Chicago Whales (also called the Chi-Feds) came in second in the Federal League rankings in 1914 and won the league championship in 1915.
In late 1915, Weeghman's Federal League folded. The resourceful Weeghman formed a syndicate including the chewing gum manufacturer
William Wrigley Jr. to buy the Chicago Cubs from
Charles P. Taft for about $500,000.
 Weeghman immediately moved the Cubs from the dilapidated
West Side Grounds to his two-year-old park.
In 1918, Wrigley acquired the controlling interest in the club.
 In November 1926, he renamed the park "Wrigley Field".
 In 1927, an upper deck was added, and in 1937,
Bill Veeck, the son of the club president, planted ivy vines against the outfield walls.
Ricketts family aggressively pursued a Wrigley Field renovation since buying the team and the stadium in 2009. During the annual Cubs Convention in January 2013 the family revealed the 1060 Project which called for a $575-million, privately funded rehabilitation of the stadium that was to be completed over the course of five years.
 The proposal was vast, and included planned improvements to, among other things, the stadium's facade, infrastructure, restrooms, concourses, suites,
press box, moving the
bullpens and clubhouses, as well as the addition of restaurants, patio areas,
batting tunnels, a 5,700-square-foot
jumbotron, and an adjacent hotel, plaza, and office-retail complex.
After months of negotiations between the team, local
Tom Tunney, and Chicago
Rahm Emanuel, the plan obtained the endorsements of both the city's
Landmarks Commission and
Plan Commission before receiving final approval by the
Chicago City Council in July 2013. To help fund the project, the team planned to more than double the amount of advertising signage in and around the stadium to about 51,000 square feet, including additional signage to be placed beyond the outfield walls – a move that was opposed by many owners of
the rooftop clubs that surround the stadium who worried that such signage would obstruct their sightlines.
 Before work on the project began, the team wanted the rooftop owners to agree not to pursue legal action challenging the construction and continued to negotiate privately with them – offering to reduce the size and number of signs to be built – in order to gain their assent.
 The team could not come to terms with the rooftop owners who had a lease agreement with the team until 2023 in exchange for paying 17% of the gross revenues. In May 2014 the Cubs announced they would pursue the original 2013 plan to modify the park
 Over the course of the next three years, the Ricketts family began to purchase many of the rooftop locations.
The "1060 Project – Phase One" started Monday, September 29, 2014. During the off-season, the
bleachers in both outfields were expanded and the stadium's footprint was extended further onto both Waveland and Sheffield Avenues. A 3,990 sq ft (370 m2)
Jumbotron scoreboard was added to the left field bleachers. It is topped with a sign advertising
Wintrust Financial, a
Rosemont-based bank and a Cubs Legacy Partner; the "W" in Wintrust flashes after every Cubs win. A 2,400 sq ft (220 m2) video scoreboard was also added in the right field bleachers, and the parking lots along Clark Street were excavated for future underground players' locker rooms and lounges.
Videoboard above new left field bleacher seats in
After the close of the extended 2015 season, work began on "Phase Two" of the project. The area just west of the stadium was converted into an underground 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) players locker room and strength/conditioning/training and hydrotherapy sections, players lounges, a media center, and team offices. The previous clubhouse space was utilized to enlarge the dugout and add two underground batting cages, an auditorium, and more team office space. A new "Third Base Club" next to the batting tunnels and a "Home Plate Club" was introduced behind home plate and a new 30,000 square foot concessions preparation and staging area was constructed below the new Triangle Plaza. All seats, from the left field foul pole to the main gate, were replaced. An upper-deck exposed concourse was added along the south and west roof-line of right field. Bathroom facilities and concessions were improved throuout the park.
Exterior renovations of the park seek to restore design elements present before the 1960s. These details include ornamental muted-green grill-work and red
terra cotta roofing.
Phase Three of the 1060 Project was completed before the start of the 2017 season. The left and right field bullpens were relocated to enclosed areas under the bleachers, the brick walls were extended toward the field and new seating was added in the vacated bullpen areas. A visiting team "batting tunnel" was added. Partial facade replacement and concourse restoration was completed along Addison Avenue along with structural improvements to the right field bleachers. The outfield turf was replaced just weeks before the start of the season. The Cubs Plaza building just to the west of Wrigley was finalized and the Park at Wrigley, the area above Cubs players dressing rooms, was in use for fans before and during games.
 Construction of Hotel Zachary along the west side of Clark street was ongoing.
Firsts since renovation
On May 26, 2015, Cubs rookie third baseman
Kris Bryant was the first to hit the new left field videoscreen with his 477-foot (145 m) home run.
 On October 13, the Cubs clinched a playoff series at home in Wrigley Field for the first time in franchise history with a 6–4 victory in game four of the
2015 NLDS. After Anthony Rizzo hit what would be the game-winning and series winning home run in the 6th inning, Kyle Schwarber's 7th inning insurance home run ball landed on top of the right field scoreboard. The ball was left in place, encased in clear Plexiglas to protect it from the elements.
2014 season, the Cubs celebrated the
centennial of Wrigley Field throughout the season. Each decade was represented during ten homestands throughout the season. The April 23rd game, the 100th Anniversary, featured the Cubs playing the
Arizona Diamondbacks in a throw back game. Each team represented one of the teams which played in the inaugural game at the stadium. The Cubs wore the uniforms of the Chicago Whales (Federals), the original occupants of the stadium and Diamondbacks wore uniforms representing the
Kansas City Packers, whom the Federals played on April 23, 1914.