At long last, the official and ceremonial groundbreaking at the Wrigley Field renovation, expansion, and development project is set: Saturday, October 11 at 9:30am at Clark and Addison.
That revelation comes via Danny Ecker at Crain’s, though I expect there will be a wide announcement blasted around soon enough. Expected at the groundbreaking, in addition to the obviously-attending Cubs personnel: Mayor Emanuel, Commissioner Selig, Kerry Wood, and Milt Pappas.
It may not sound like much, but, after so many stops and starts, I’d be lying if there wasn’t a small part of my psyche that needed the OFFICIAL groundbreaking in order to accept that the renovation is definitely, completely, and totally going forward now. Yes, that’s totally irrational given everything that’s happened in the last two months, but, at the same time, once everyone does the hardhats and shovels and pictures thing with the Mayor and the Commissioner? There’s no more going back.
Kudos to the Cubs and the Ricketts Family for putting their collection foot down this year, whatever that may mean for them on the back-end.
I look forward to the pageantry, and I hope many are in attendance to take pictures. And then we can dance a celebratory dance after so many years …
Actually, maybe I’ll just go on Saturday and dance in person.