CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Cubs celebrated a rededication of Wrigley Field on Thursday to mark the completion of its years-long renovations.
Thursday’s events at the Friendly Confines included placing a National Historic Landmark plaque under the iconic stadium marquee. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred joined Cubs owner Tom Ricketts for the occasion.READ MORE: Illinois State Trooper Struck By DUI Driver While Investigating Stolen Vehicle
It has been a rocky season for the Cubs, but Ricketts said fans have a lot to look forward to.
“And of course, we accomplished our primary goal of winning the World Series, and as I stand here before you today, I promise we plan to win another – at least one more,” Ricketts said.
Meanwhile, premiering Thursday night on the Cubs’ YouTube channel was a new documentary called “Saving Wrigley Field.”
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The old ballpark that opened in 1914 got quite the makeover in recent years, with two new video boards, new premium seats and clubs, renovated clubhouses, relocated bullpens, the new Cubs headquarters building, and the installation the plaza known as Gallagher Way near Clark Street and Waveland Avenue. That’s not to mention the new Hotel Zachary and all the restaurants across the street.
The Cubs are also adding a new team Hall of Fame in the left field bleachers, with 56 plaques honoring various players, managers, announcers, owners, and executives.MORE NEWS: Deliberations For Former DePaul Student Accused Of Assisting ISIS Resume Monday