Cubs Ask Fans For Feedback On Wrigley Changes

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Cubs are asking fans for feedback on some possible changes that might be coming to the game day experience at Wrigley Field.

The survey was sent out recently to season-ticket holders at the ballpark, and is also available for fans to take on the Cubs Web site.

Among the questions that came up was whether fans would support a video replay board, provided that it does not obscure the antique scoreboard in center field.

The Cubs also asked about corporate sponsorship of parts of the ballpark, as is already done with the Bud Light Bleachers, but, as the Cubbie Doctor’s Examiner blog pointed out, there was no mention of selling naming rights to the entire ballpark. When real estate mogul Sam Zell took then-Cubs parent Tribune Co. private three years ago, he announced plans to sell the naming rights to Wrigley Field along with the team and the ballpark itself.

Questions also came up for some users about the long-rumored Triangle Building, which would face Clark Street alongside the ballpark, on a presently vacant site that was used for an ice rink last winter.

The facility, which was discussed back when the Tribune Company owned the team, would include a hospitality lounge connected to the ballpark by a foot bridge, and a high-end membership club, according to the blog.

The Cubs also tested the reception for how a mobile device application that would allow fans to view game replays and other content, as well as an app allowing fans to order and pay for concessions without getting up from their seats.

The Cubs also asked about a preloaded Cubs Card that would feature tap-and-pay technology for all transactions inside the stadium.

The team also asked about the quality of the signage, concessions and restrooms in the ballpark, and asked fans whether they would favor adding occasional night games on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Ricketts family finalized their purchase of the Cubs last year. They made several much-publicized upgrades to restrooms and concessions when the 2010 baseball season began.

  • mike

    How about lowering ticket prices instead of raising them after such an awful season?

  • Analyze This

    Bring in a winning team!

  • Brian Beling

    Quit donating money to that whack job, Sharon Angle.

  • Matt


  • Ed

    TEAR IT DOWN and BUILD A NEW WRIGLEY FIELD. Keep the same look and feel, just build a new version. The place is getting so old and somewhat dangerous to the public. Have the Cubs play in Arizona during construction.

  • John

    Move out of the city. Arlington Park is abouty to go under… a great place for the cubs to spend the next 100 years winning titles.

  • Mr. Objective


  • Mr. Objective

    Note To Ricketts Family: If you’re going to contribute to teh Cubs futility and keep Wrigley Field, at least spend the money wisely. not on revenue generating video monitors, but on safety and conveniance and an all-around better fan experience.

  • Mr. Objective

    Mobile Device Application? Yeah, because half the crown on any given day isn’t on their Blackberry’s enough. Just another revenue stream for Ricketts.

  • Mr. Objective

    Oh, nice survey also. I like the option that says: “Casual Cubs fan / attend occasional Cubs games”. Yeah, because if you only go to a game “occasionally”, you must therefore only be a CASUAL fan.

  • Rick Jevic

    OPen me man

  • John

    I agree with Brian, concentrate on bringing a win to Chicago!

  • mary jean

    cubs need a WINNING TEAM
    went too long going throught the motions of playing ball

    cubs need a CUTE MASCOT – fun activities before and during the innings

    ABOUT the seventh inning singing- get a recording or plan with organ music.
    the singing is VERY BAD BY individual quests.

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