The Proposed Cubs Alley (2010)
Wrigley Field Proposed Renovations Plan 2010
Behold! The Cubs Alley! In the future Wrigley Field, even the alleys will be full of nostalgia and wonder. Visitors to this future alley will be stunned into a feel-good “it’s a great day for baseball” stupor conducive to spending whatever it takes to be a part of the “Wrigley Experience”. Exclusive shopping opportunities will inhabit the area formerly occupied by street musicians, ticket scalpers and bucket boys, adding to the tax base while creating new employment opportunities and synergy with the fans.
Is This the Future Wrigley Field Concourse? (2010 Proposal)
It’s just like the historic concourse only clean and with hardly any fans
Funding for the Wrigley Field Renovations (a little help from my friends)
This Wrigley Field renovations project will provide 1000 construction jobs and begin at the end of the 2011 season and be completed during the course of 3-5 off-seasons. There will be no need to relocate the team to a temporary facility on the south side of Chicago. It would cost only “$300 million in bonds retired by 35 years of amusement tax growth generated by modest annual increases in ticket and concession prices, but no additional seats“.
(Can anyone explain what this means in terms someone who’s had a couple of Old Styles will understand?)
With these bonds and tax savings, the Cubs would build the elusive “Triangle Building” first prophesied in 2001.The triangle building will be like a parking garage but will have facilities of some kind. At one time it would be space for a gym and clubhouse. In this new plan the Cubs clubhouse will be built under left field. This will provide the opportunity for Alfonso Soriano to go down a trap door and have his knees massaged by clubhouse physicians between innings.
The Proposed Underground Bunker/Clubhouse (2010)
So far, the financing plan does not have Mayor Daley’s backing (White Sox Fan). Governor Quinn doesn’t like the idea either but has little say. The Ricketts instead went directly to Speaker of the Illinois House Michael Madigan and he has shown interest so something may be worked out?
Will this plan happen?
Of course it will! Just in time for the next Cubs World Series.
The Future Of Wrigley Field – Bleed Cubbie Blue
Cubs unveil preliminary plans for Wrigley Field and area – Chicago Tribune
Ricketts want city, county to finance Wrigley renovation – Chicago Sun Times
Cubs strike out with gov, mayor on Wrigley revamp – Chicago Sun Times
Video Tour of 2010 Wrigley Field Renovations