CHICAGO — The Cub’s have officially announced the long overdue upgrades being done to Wrigley Field this season.
According to The Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are encouraging fans to start arriving earlier to games in order to fully enjoy the field’s new additions.
So, what’s new?
In addition to the famous Hot Doug’s rotating menu of sausages in the bleachers, fans will be able to enjoy new food and drink options. Here are the new additions:
- Budweiser Bleacher Bars at the entrances, serving beverages.
- Chicago Dog Bloody Mary’s.
- Classic Bloody Mary’s with a celery, salt and poppy seed rim and a skewer with a mini Vienna Beef Chicago dog served in a souvenir mason jar.
- The opening of a Marquee Grill, which will serve traditional ballpark food in the back of the marquee on the terrace level.
The Wrigley marquee has been restored and will be reinstalled before the home opener game against Cincinnati on April 11.
Nearly 7,000 new seats have been added to the left field terrace. Ticket windows have shifted north of the main entrance. New ramps have been added near the north location of the Western Gate. The Western Gate will continue to be completed throughout the season and the entrance will open to fans when the plaza opens in 2017. The restoration of the steel and concrete in the main concourse will also continue to be upgraded through the season.
Finally, the players will be able to enjoy their 30,000-square foot clubhouse which is second only to the New York Yankees in size. The players will have to endure a longer walk to the field, but Cubs manager, Joe Maddon, told Chicago Tribune that the goal is to boost the players confidence in a larger space and be able to address reporters more easily.
“The old configuration was probably more difficult for our guys mentally to have confidence in their ability to get ready during part of the game, based on facilities,” Maddon told the Chicago Tribune. “So I think this year they’ll feel better about it, which I’m happy about.”