#Cubs marquee removed as part of Wrigley renovation
The famous Wrigley Field marquee was missing on Tuesday. The sign, first installed in 1934, was removed on Monday as part of the renovation and restoration work that’s ongoing at the Cubs’ ballpark.
This offseason is the second phase in the team’s $575 million ballpark renovation plan. Because the plan includes structural work in the concourse area near the main gate at Clark and Addison streets, where the marquee was located, the sign was removed. The work includes improving the ticket office near the Clark and Addison entrance. Cubs officials said the marquee will return in time for Opening Day, April 11, against the Reds.
The majority of the renovation work at Wrigley this offseason will be on Cubs’ new 30,000-square foot clubhouse, plus the open air plaza and office and retail building on the property adjacent to the ballpark.
The Cubs also are replacing the sod at Wrigley, and were giving away chunks of grass to fans on Monday and Tuesday.
— Carrie Muskat