This week, our team was joined by staff from the Speaker’s Office for a tour of Wrigley Field. I am so honored to represent the home of the Chicago Cubs, a franchise that is iconic to the City of Chicago and was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2020.
Our tour featured an inside look at the updated facilities constructed during the multi-phase 1060 Project that began in 2014 and concluded in 2019. We got a look into the updated player facilities that sit in the basement of the new Gallagher Way Plaza, a six-story building housing new retail space and the Cubs’ offices. The new clubhouse space, envied by visiting teams, is a player-designed space for training and game preparation. Updates to the ballpark itself include new outfield signage and video boards, bleacher reconstruction, improvements to fan amenities and various structural improvements.
The franchise’s ongoing community investment efforts throughout the city have provided new opportunities to communities in all corners of the city. We also discussed the significant economic benefits that the field brings to the community and heard about new projects such as the Draft King Sports Book.
Thank you to Heather and Mike of the Chicago Cubs for hosting us, and I’m sure we’ll be back soon. Fly the W!