5/12 Going green

Wrigley Field will celebrate the 1930s during the next Cubs’ homestand and the landmark marquee will return to its original green color with gold trim.

On Wednesday, the Cubs and Benjamin Moore will begin painting the marquee to match its mid-1930s color scheme. The sign, located at Clark and Addison streets, was installed in 1934.

The Cubs worked with Harboe Architects and Wiss, Janney, Elsnter Associates, Inc. to research the marquee’s color scheme from the era, which included removing layers of paint and primer to expose the first layer of enamel. Samples were then color-matched by Benjamin Moore to determine the Mallard Green and French Quarter Gold paints that will be used.

Benjamin Moore will provide limited-edition Cubs/Benjamin Moore T-shirts for up to 1,000 fans who want to view the painting event Wednesday. Guests will be invited to paint a large-scale baseball bat-themed mural on-site.

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