Wrigley Field, Other Buildings Damaged By Storm

Updated 2/2/11 12:48 p.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) – The city is responding Tuesday night to multiple buildings damaged by the blizzard — including Wrigley Field, where a portion of the roof blew off.

The city’s Department of Buildings the roofs blew off at least two buildings – including a portion of Wrigley Field – a partially collapsed building and a sign blowing from a building, according to a statement from the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

A panel of the Wrigley Field roof above the press box was damaged by extreme winds accompanying the blizzard, Cubs spokesman Peter Chase said.

Part of the panel, made of fiberboard, broke away and the Cubs are working with the city to monitor the situation and to ensure there aren’t any public safety issues, Chase said.

North Clark and West Addison streets remained closed late Tuesday and a security guard will remain on site to monitor the situation, the release said.

On the Northwest Side, the awning and pipes blew off a building at 5700 W. Irving Park Rd., the release said. The owner was on site cleaning up late Tuesday.

A column collapsed in a vacant building at 4759 N. Maplewood Ave. and the area was barricaded off with caution tape, the release said.

In Rogers Park, inspectors responded to a report of a sign blowing in the wind at 2733 W. Devon Ave.

The Department of Buildings has also responded to 67 heat complaints, 28 vacant buildings complaints and four garage complaints.

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  • Dave c

    Oops looks like it’s time for a new ball park LOL

  • Mike Casey

    rofl. hate that stadium

  • jay

    how can you “hate” wrigley field….what an idiot…

    • Cherry_Darling

      Of course these hateful “Sux” fans would go out of their way to comment on a story about The Cubs. I don’t get it they “hate” the cubs so much yet take the time to comment on a story about The Cubs.

    • Jenn

      Because they are White Sox fans

  • djw

    Mike Casey has never been to Wrigley Field.

  • CubbieYouth

    Mike Casey, we know who you are and where you live. We’re coming to beat you with fluffy stuffed bears!!!

  • Sox Fan

    Cost to replace roof at Wrigley Field – $10,000.

    Cost of watching the Cubs lose for 100+ years and counting – priceless!

    • Justin Harriman

      only a d bag sux fan would say that

    • BallCheez

      Spoofing those MasterCard commercials is stupid and outdated.

  • Jorge Garcia

    although I feel it for my Chicago people it is only on days like today that I feel glad that I don’t live in Chicago anymore

  • Moe ThePhotographer

    The curse of the Cubs continues. Dump the team, tear down the stadium, and build condos and reap the profits,.

  • Fat Fwank

    On Dog Day at Wrigley, the fans bring their dogs. On Dog Day at Comiskey, the fans bring their wives and girlfriends.

    • Justin Harriman

      i agree

    • STLCardinals

      Why would White Sox fans bring Cubs fans wives and girlfriends?

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  • ready or not

    Wow, harsh people! OK, all of you are going to put on your hats, scarves, gloves and fluffy down parkas and then you are all gonna go outside, hug and make snow angels together as penance for being so petty.

  • James Watkins

    Why can’t we all get along….

  • gjklkbkb

    cubs suck!! & im a yankees fan

  • Mike Fangman


    Yes, I am a Sox fan. Yes, I have been to Wrigley Field. Personally, I don’t see the charm in an old, cramped, smelly stadium.

  • Good Guys Where Black

    I hope the wind tears that sh_t apart. I’ll personally blow on it myself if that god-forsaken ball park would just phucking die already.

  • Ozzie Ball

    The Cubs are so bad, even the roof is like “I’ve had enough of this sh_t, see ya”!

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  • Justin Harriman

    bunch of d bag sux fans thats why they put thier stadium in one of the worst parts of chicago with the rest of the trash

  • StupidPeopleFTW

    Sox fans have nice mustaches, and the men are pretty cool too!

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