The goal of the 1060 Project is simple: to preserve the beauty, charm and historic features of the Wrigley Field fans have cherished for more than a century, while upgrading the overall gameday experience. The project team brings local and national experience working on historic facilities and respects its responsibility to maintain the unique atmosphere of the park.
The Cubs and the project team are inspired by the one-of-a-kind experiences Wrigley Field provides: walking up the stairs and seeing the lush, green field; tracking the game's progress via the iconic, hand-operated scoreboard; measuring the time of the year by the amount of ivy covering the brick outfield walls. Fans cherish the Wrigley Field marquee on the park's exterior and the sightlines to the field, which are unmatched by any other ballpark in baseball.
"We are restoring this building within the historical framework, so the components of the park are protected both in the tradition of baseball here and the tradition of architecture in the city of Chicago," said William Ketcham, principal at VOA, the architect of record on the construction drawings.
To ensure the integrity of the Friendly Confines is maintained throughout all phases of the restoration, the design team visited a number of iconic ballparks and stadiums -- including Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium and the Rose Bowl -- that recently underwent major renovations. These efforts, in addition to countless hours of research on Wrigley Field and its history, were performed before starting the construction.
The goal of this project is to make sure we preserve and protect Wrigley Field for future generations, improve the gameday experience for fans and provide the Cubs the resources they need to field a winning team. To do this the right way, we assembled a project team with a passion for the local Chicago community, coupled with vast experience around the globe.
Learn more about our all-star design and construction team.