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Right Field Bleacher Changes
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:06 AM
Changes take place all the time and I think people tend to freak out when they are first announced but as long as they are planned out well it should have minimal impact on the viewing experience. A few thoughts for the "traditionalists" that argue Wrigley should be kept in its original format...
- The park originally only had 14,000 seats.
- The park added an upper deck in 1927. Talk about a major change. How many angry posts would have been submitted on Bleacher Nation if this change was announced?
- The Scoreboard and Ivy weren't added until 1937. Imagine the outrage when this monstrous scoreboard dared to disrupt beautiful Wrigley Field
- There wasn't a night game until 1988. Baseball at night??? That is crazy talk
- 2005 the bleachers were completely redone. I remember seeing the construction project that winter and thinking they were going to ruin Wrigley. They didn't.
Tons of changes over the years boys and girls. This one probably won't even be an afterthought in 2013.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:57 AM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:40 PM
I for one love Wrigley and have great memories of going there as a kid with my dad. That being said, I'd tear down Wrigley in a heartbeat if it meant a World Series win for my Cubbies. I'm a fan of the team more than the stadium, but still, it would be nice to maintain as much of the old park feel while still getting much needed updates to make it a nicer ballpark. As for the changes that will bring in more revenue goes, my feeling is if they put that money back into making the team better, than go for it!
On a side note, I think it's a travesty that the Cubs are the only privately funded stadium that has to pay a tax on ticket sales. If that wasn't the case, you have to wonder if some of these changes would be happening. I still think it's going to be cool, anyhow!
Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:13 PM
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