Cubs get the OK for for some changes at Wrigley Field
The Chicago Cubs got the approval from the Commission of Chicago Landmarks to make some changes to Wrigley Field.
According to MLB.com, the Commission gave the Cubs the go-ahead to extend the right and left field walls outward at Wrigley Field, build a new entrance, and remodel the dugouts.
The Commission of Landmarks held a meeting to listen to the Cubs’ proposals on Thursday about the five year,$300 million dollar renovation plan. The renovations will begin in the offseason if the proposal is approved.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Alderman Tunney is asking for major changes in the outfield signage, and wants the video scoreboard reduced to 4,500 square feet and the right-field sign to be no more than 600 square feet.
Tunney also doesn’t find the need for a foot bridge for pedestrians to cross which would be connected to a hotel and Wrigley Field.
“I don’t think there’s a functional reason to put a bridge over Clark Street,” Tunney said. “To transport 175 hotel guests?”
The Commission of Landmarks said that the discussion of signage and the video scoreboard would be put on hold.
Wrigley Field was built in 1914 and next year will be its 100th season. It is the second oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball behind Boston’s Fenway Park, which was built in 1912.