The new video board at Wrigley Field made its debut in Sunday night’s opening game against the St. Louis Cardinals, bringing high-tech to the Friendly Confines without the disruptive jolt feared by baseball traditionalists — at least according to one architecture critic. Read more and view photos here. View pre-game Facebook photo here.
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Touring to promote an album that delves into the roots of US music, the Foo Fighters will play some of the country’s most historic baseball stadiums starting next year, including Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. Read more here. Watch the trailer for the HBO Original Series, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, which premiered on October 17.
Owners of the rooftop clubs near Wrigley Field sued the city Thursday, seeking to block a city-backed plan that will allow the Cubs to expand the aging ballpark. Read more here
In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Wrigley Field’s brick and ivy outfield wall. Read more and view photos here.
The Chicago Cubs have taken a step toward with their plan to renovate Wrigley Field, as the city’s landmarks commission on Thursday signed off on a project that includes a second video board, outfield signs as big as 650 square feet, light standards in the outfield and seats replacing the current bullpens down the foul lines. Read more and watch news report here. Read more here.
The Chicago Cubs are on the July 10 agenda for the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and expect to win approval for their revised plan to renovate Wrigley Field, including seven outfield signs — two of them video scoreboards. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link. Meanwhile, the rooftop owners have agreed not to sue if only two signs are erected. Read more here.