The Wrigley Field Roof is Touring the Streets of Wrigleyville

As I noted last night on Twitter (follow me!), a piece of the roof at Wrigley Field tore off during the blizzard, scattering debris along the streets in the area.

A piece of a structural panel from the roof of Wrigley Field “broke away” during Tuesday evening’s blizzard, according to various reports.

Cubs spokesman Peter Chase told the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times that a section of the roof above the press box of the 97-year-old ballpark came loose in the severe winds of the snowstorm and scattered debris.

The panel, which is made of fiber board, broke off the roof, and the Cubs responded by monitoring the situation and working with the city to ensure that there were no public safety-related problems. cubs.com.

There aren’t expected to be any future safety issues, either. Who would have thought that a nearly century old structure would not be able to withstand the brute force of a blizzard? Good thing the State of Illinois recognizes that upgrades to the facility are necessary.*

*I am, of course, just kidding.

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

4 responses to “The Wrigley Field Roof is Touring the Streets of Wrigleyville”

  1. Andy

    I know I’m in the minority, but I still think they should create a new Wrigley. Rip it down and start over. Play a year at The Cell while it’s under construction.