The right field bleachers are finally opening.
Pittsburgh Press, June 4, 1915:
The Chicago National League club may may have new stands next year. The present structures are regular eyesores. They have been patched and repatched and their plans altered so many times that the Cubs’ park is the worst-looking architecturally of any in the major leagues.
The Cubs did have new stands in 1916, but it didn’t happen the way the writer expected.
Exactly how many of these businesses are there?
There are more than a dozen rooftop businesses along Waveland and Sheffield avenues, and the Ricketts family now owns six of those buildings after one of their entities purchased three buildings on Sheffield Avenue from Sheffield Finance, the Tribune reported
STOP THE PRESSES!!! CUBS DID NOT THROW OUT YOUR GRANDMA’S BRICK!!
(Well, actually they did. But they say they are replacing it with a newer brick. No info, however, if they would be willing to replace your grandmother with a better one if you decide to throw the old one out.)
Is it too late for a refund?
Nice fan writeup and 74 photos from the new bleacher setup.
The Chicago Cubs of Milwaukee?
Crane Kenney’s statement indicates that they had considered playing an entire season—perhaps 2015?—at Miller Park, which would have given them from September 2014 to April 2016 to do significant work at Wrigley Field.
Logistically, this would have created significant issues for Cubs season-ticket holders who live, say, anywhere south of the Lake/Cook county line in Illinois. Even that line is about 70 miles from Miller Park; those season-ticket holders who ...
Not as bad as Ted Williams’ fate. Yet.
Ernie Banks, the beloved Cubs great who once said he wanted to have his ashes scattered at Wrigley Field, is at the center of a battle over his remains, as his estranged wife has gone to court to prevent a longtime friend of “Mr. Cub” from having his remains cremated. . . . According to court records, Elizabeth Banks filed a petition to prevent a woman who describes herself in the documents as a longtime friend of Ernie Banks, his caretaker and the ...
My first reaction was, “The balls on these guys.” Then I read the article which says they have a “20-year contract that granted rooftop owners the right to sell tickets to games.”
Visiting hitters won’t have their home runs thrown back onto Wrigley Field until May 11, at least, as the Cubs announced the stadium’s famous bleachers won’t be open for the first month of the 2015 season.
The target date is May 11 for the left field bleachers and late May for the right field bleachers, Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said at the team’s convention Saturday. The bleacher reconstruction is part of the first phase of a $375 million renovation of the famous ...
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