(CBS) The Cubs are pulling out all the stops to gain support in their quest to renovate Wrigley Field.
On Tuesday morning, the club launched WrigleyField.com, which, according to the team’s website, “gives fans a chance to view artist’s renderings of the proposed changes to the 99-year-old ballpark. In addition, fans are encouraged to sign a petition to let the team, city and community know they back the project.”
The site, titled Restore Wrigley Field, includes complete details for the $500 million renovation project, which includes an electronic scoreboard for the outfield, expanded clubhouses and a hotel at Clark and Addison.
“Restoring Wrigley Field and enhancing the surrounding area around the ballpark benefits our city, our neighborhood, our fans and our team. It will boost the economy, create approximately 2,100 new jobs, and generate significant revenue for the City, County and State,” the site’s homepage reads. “More importantly, it will allow your Chicago Cubs to play in the Friendly Confines for generations to come. If you want to help the team turn this vision into reality, your support is needed – lend your voice by signing the petition to save Wrigley Field!”
If and when the renovations are approved by the city, this new site will keep fans updated on the progress, which is expected to take five seasons to complete.