Wrigley Field is all decked out for the holidays. Well, at least at the Park at Wrigley. The rest of the ballpark is undergoing major renovations as the “1060 Project” continues. The winter meetings are over so as we wait for the next big news from the Hot Stove League (talkin’ about Yu!), let’s take a walk around the ballpark and see what’s up as Christmas, 2017 approaches.
I spoke briefly with a security guard who told me the entire concourse area under the main seating bowl is completely torn up and is getting a total makeover: wider and brighter with nicer, permanent concessions from Waveland Avenue around to Sheffield. There will be more restaurants and enhanced luxury seating in suites and behind home plate. They are installing an elevator for suite guests. The Cubs have talked about structural improvements, which you’ll see in my shot of the now missing Gate K. You can read more in this Tribune piece by Mark Gonzales, which has amazing aerial photos of the inside of the ballpark showing huge chunks of the seating torn out on both the third and first base sides.
I also ran into and had a fun chat with an ex-pitcher whom my family and I met in Lancaster, PA eight years ago, plus one of the Cubs’ famous National Anthem singers.
Enjoy the pics, and Season’s Greetings from Waiting4Cubs.
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