Two Arrested For Trying To Steal Wrigley Field Ivy

By Staff  |  09/02/2013

Wrigley's Field ivy wall

Talk about randomness... two men were arrested early Monday morning (September 2) for breaking into Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field and attempting to steal ivy from the historic ballpark.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Kevin Burge and Steven Gudknecht (both 25) were charged with misdemeanor trespassing after being arrested at 3:45 a.m. CT at the stadium. They entered the ballpark by squeezing through metal security bars, but were spotted by security guards on closed-circuit surveillance cameras, said reports.

Cubs spokesman Julian Green confirmed that the men were attempting to steal pieces of the ivy from the outfield walls, but said there was no property damage. "These were just some fans who probably wanted to take a piece of Wrigley Field back home," Green told the Tribune

Wrigley Field was built in 1914 and has been the home of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. The ballpark's iconic ivy were purchased and planted in 1937.