The Cubs are talking Wrigley Field, with plans to completely renovate the stadium moving full steam ahead.
The Chicago Cubs are planning to spend $300 million and five seasons to do a complete renovation of Wrigley Field, the team announced officially on Saturday. Expected to start this fall, Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney presented the latest renderings during the 2013 Cubs Convention. The new ballpark will feature everything from added concessions and bathrooms to a completely new clubhouse for players. “We listened to you, and your love for this ballpark came through loud and clear,” Kenney said. “Your input was put into this ballpark, and what you see is the direction we’re heading.” And because construction will on happen on the off-season, the Cubs will continue to play at the iconic field while the renovation is under…
Author/tourist Todd Franiuk heads to the Evergreen Park Library to a provide a taste of travels he, Matthew Hart and Sfoklis Nikiforos chronicled in
'A bLISTful Five Years: The Baseball Stadium Tour.'
Five years. Todd Franiuk and friends took their time and covered 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, each team's hometown, foods along the way, baseball stats and lists of every sort, including unusual city names along the way, like Climax, Mich. And he's coming to the Southland to talk about it. To read more about Franiuk's book, A bLISTful Five Years: The Baseball Stadium Tour, check out this week's SouthScene arts and entertainment column. You'll also find an interview with an original member of the Buckinghams, a Polish festival on the hill, free concerts of all genres across the Southland, an intimate chance for dinner and chamber music, plus some murder and mayhem with mystery writer Helen Osterman.