As you may have seen in the news this week, Levy Restaurants has filed an application for an outdoor patio liquor license related to the operation of the Plaza outside Wrigley Field. This exciting step will help lead the way to the long-awaited opening of the Plaza, turning a once-abandoned area into a celebrated open space.
The Cubs are proud to announce II in One Contractors, Inc. and A.L.L. Masonry Construction Co., Inc. were named the team's recipients of Major League Baseball's 10th Annual Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner (MVDBP) Award.
The Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo statues were removed and transported to storage as the 1060 Project gears up for construction during the 2015 offseason.
Work continues in the triangle parcel adjacent to Wrigley Field, which was the former location of the Red and Purple Lots.
The new-look Budweiser Bleachers opened to rave reviews as fans entered the famed seating area for the first time in the 2015 season. The bleachers in left and center field debuted May 11, and the right field bleachers opened June 11, completing the full complement of seating since construction began in the bleachers last fall.
Wrigley Field's Budweiser Bleachers will have a new look and feel this season as the Chicago Cubs reopen the bleachers in phases with new group spaces, improved concessions and additional room for fans to socialize and watch the game.
Fans got their first glimpse of Wrigley Field's newest addition when the Cubs unveiled a new 3,990 square foot LED video board in left field in time for Opening Night Sunday, April 5. In its inaugural game, the new video board featured a wide array of Cubs content, including a historic Wrigley Field montage video and a tribute to Ernie Banks.
As part of the 2015 Jackie Robinson Day celebration at Wrigley Field, Joe Williams, co-founder and president of Target Group, was named the Cubs' recipient of Major League Baseball's 9th Annual Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award (MVDBP).
Even with the cold temperatures and frequent snowfall that has cost the construction team precious time, the Cubs are proud to announce two of the three major initiatives of Phase One of the expansive Wrigley Field restoration project remain on schedule.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the work happening in and around Wrigley Field during Phase One to preserve its historic features while improving the ballpark for the next generation of baseball fans.
The 1060 Project team temporarily removed the historic caretaker's house from the northwest corner of Wrigley Field.
Work on the bleacher steel and concrete continues on Waveland Avenue tomorrow and throughout the week. Bleacher work along Sheffield Avenue also begins this coming week. Crews will adhere to City of Chicago noise limitations between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Chicago Cubs and the Ricketts family hosted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, MLB Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, former Cubs pitchers Milt Pappas and Kerry Wood, city and state officials, community and corporate partners, and representatives from the project team at the groundbreaking ceremony for Wrigley Field's long-awaited expansion and restoration.
As part of the Chicago Cubs' efforts to preserve historic features of Wrigley Field, the Ernie Banks and Harry Caray statues will be removed and transported to Michigan for restoration work. The Ernie Banks statue located on Clark Street will be taken to the Alchemist Sculpture Foundry in Kalamazoo, Mich., to be refurbished then transported to Patten Monument Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Beginning Friday, Sept. 26, Waveland and Sheffield avenues will be closed to vehicle traffic. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed on sidewalks along the north side of Waveland and the east side of Sheffield. While we hope to minimize impact on the community, it is necessary to close these streets in the initial phase to accommodate the demolition of the Wrigley Field bleachers and subsequent reconstruction.
On Monday, Sept. 16, the City of Chicago Department of Water Management will begin work to relocate water lines under the street. Sheffield Avenue will be closed from Addison to Waveland, starting September 16 through the completion of the work, which is estimated to take two to three weeks.
Today, crews will begin relocating underground public works and utility infrastructure in preparation for the renovation and expansion of Wrigley Field. The City of Chicago Department of Water Management, Peoples Gas and Commonwealth Edison will be performing work to relocate underground water, sewer and gas lines.
This week, portions of Waveland and Sheffield avenues will be closed as part of a land transfer from the City of Chicago. Soon, the City of Chicago will begin relocating underground water and sewer infrastructure in preparation for the renovation and expansion of Wrigley Field.
After more than a year of robust dialogue with community stakeholders and city officials while gaining several of the required approvals to begin the historic restoration and expansion of Wrigley Field, we have crossed our final hurdle with the City of Chicago as the Commission on Chicago Landmarks today approved our revised bleacher expansion.
*These articles have been updated as needed as work progresses.