With their home opener just two months away, the Chicago Cubs say that the latest Wrigley Field renovations remain on schedule.
The Cubs have been undertaking a major multi-phase renovation to Wrigley Field since 2014, modernizing the ballpark while adding new amenities to the surrounding area. That project is continuing this year, with the Cubs planning upgrades to both fan and player amenities at Major League Baseball’s second-oldest ballpark.
As part of the current round of Wrigley Field renovations, the Cubs are extending the upper deck to add concessions and restrooms, while upgrading the visitors clubhouse, adding new three clubs, debuting a new bar near Addison and Sheffield, and extending the bleachers. According to the latest update from the Cubs, the renovations are on schedule and Wrigley Field will be good to go for their home opener on April 8. More from the Chicago Tribune:
Meanwhile, the team says the latest Wrigley renovations are on track and the ballpark will be ready for the home opener April 8 against the Pirates.
“Everything’s on schedule right now,” Colin Faulkner, senior vice president of sales and marketing, said Friday.
“People have asked given the weather we’ve had this week. But we’ve had guys out there working and things are on plan. Several years ago we used to get nervous about it, but having done this for five offseasons now, we got used to being able to deliver everything by opening day.”
Prior to last season, the Cubs completed a series of upgrades that was highlighted by the addition of the new American Airlines 1914 Club, plus new dugouts, upgraded WiFi, overhauled concourses, and the opening of the Hotel Zachary across the way. The upcoming improvements should build off of prior renovations by providing new fan amenities, while giving the visitors clubhouse a significant update after the home side received similar improvements prior to the 2016 season.