Tag Archives: Wrigley Field

Celebrating 75 Years of Ballpark Organ Music

Chicago Cubs LogoOn April 26th 1941 at Wrigley Field, Ray Nelson played the first strains of organ music ever heard at a Major League baseball game.  Read more here.

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Baseball Magazine Peddler Outside Wrigley Gets Reprieve

Chicago Cubs LogoAn appeals court in Chicago says a one-man publisher can sell his baseball magazine on a sidewalk just outside Wrigley Field after all. Read more here.

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Wrigley Video Board Makes Debut

Chicago Cubs LogoThe 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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Foo Fighters Plan Ballpark Tour

Foo Fighters Sonic HighwaysTouring 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.

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Wrigley Renovations Set to Begin

Chicago Cubs LogoWrigley Field will never be the same again. After months of negotiation and legal challenges, the Chicago Cubs are set to begin the $575 million renovation of the Friendly Confines.  Read more hereWatch news report here.

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Rooftop Owners Sue Over Wrigley Improvements

Chicago Cubs LogoOwners 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

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Ballpark Quirks: Wrigley Field’s Brick and Ivy Outfield Wall

Sports IllustratedChicago Cubs LogoIn 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.

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