Monday, March 16, 2015

A First Look At Wrigley Field's Jumbotron

Enough steel has been erected to start making an educated guess on just how this new Jumbotron (or as they say "video board") is going to look. Well sir, it is going to look enormous. 

Take a gander:



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Triangle Lot Next To Wrigley Field Under Construction


What folks call the Triangle Lot is starting to see some construction action. At some point this will be a big ol' office building, an underground clubhouse for the Cubs and a public plaza.
(I betcha a shiny nickel they call it "Toyota Plaza")

Take a gander:

Wrigley's steel columns dug down to the footings


Big ol' steel beams coming off the truck

Monday, October 27, 2014

Only Center Field Bleachers Remain at Wrigley Field


Well sir, the demolition of the left and right field bleachers is nearly complete. The only thing really left has been standing here since 1937: The center field bleachers, the old scoreboard and the outfield wall. I reckon construction of the new bleachers will start soon, and we'll will keep "posting" the updates.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sad Photo of the Day

Ronnie Woo Woo watches as the LF bleachers are demolished

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Holy Shit. The Bleachers Are Gone



You can go ahead and tell me that this part of my beloved bleachers have only been here since 2006. But let me tell you something: All of this is happening just so they can put up a godawful jumbotron. 

I guarantee you this, If and when I do go to a game (that is, IF I can afford a ticket) I'm only gonna sit in the bleachers SO I DON'T HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT MONSTROSITY. 





Friday, October 10, 2014

Brick Walls Down as Wrigley Renovation Rolls On

Now we're cooking with gas.

This here Wrigley Field renovation finally came to life yesterday with the outside walls coming down. Now before you folks panic, let me give you a little background information. First off, these were only the outside brick walls. The ivy covered outfield wall is historically protected and good Lord willing will stay put for awhile. Secondly, these bleachers were renovated back before the '06 season (2006, that is) So these here bricks are only 8 or 9 years old.

Here are some photographs: