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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 18 January 2010 02:54
Wrigley Renovation
A vision of a renovated Wrigley Field from 2005

Well before the sale of the Chicago Cubs from the Tribune Co. to the Ricketts family was completed, talk of a major renovation to Wrigley Field was well under consideration (see other images of the proposed design from 2005). In fact, one of the biggest selling points of the Cubs, included Wrigley Field, due to its potential for additional revenues not yet tapped through renovation, the blueprint being what the Red Sox had done with Fenway Park.

Now, the renovation of Wrigley appears to have a target date: its 100th anniversary in 2014.

According to a report by Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune, the Wrigley Field project deemed "Wrigley 20-14" will get a complete renovation by then that according to Cubs president Crane Kenney said will make the historic stadium viable "for another 100 years." According to the report:

The focal point of the massive restructuring will be the long-talked-about "triangle building" to the west, a project that will include knocking down the outer wall on the third-base side to form a large open-air courtyard that would include concession areas and shops.

In the end, all of the concourse will be widened and include expanded restrooms, some of which will be completed for this season. It also means construction will be ongoing during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Another aspect of the design that remains sketchy could be a restaurant below the third-base terrace “suites”

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