WRIGLEY FIELD — After years of having the smallest, most cramped clubhouse in Major League Baseball, the Cubs are living large in a huge, brand new clubhouse.
The players got to check out their shiny new digs in Wrigley Field late Sunday, just in time for Opening Day.
The team has been on the road for the past week, but returned late Sunday after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks to bring their record up to 5-1 going into the home opener.
While they must have been tired from their victorious week away, the Cubs seemed pretty excited to see their new clubhouse Sunday night.
The club shared a video of the team getting its first look at the new clubhouse:
The Cubs will play the Cincinnati Reds at 7:05 p.m. Monday — here's hoping they'll be able to focus on the game, despite having a luxurious, state-of-the-art new clubhouse under the ballpark.
The team seemed pretty satisfied with their new home away from home. Catcher David Ross shared a photo on Twitter around midnight.
My new home!! Amazing new rocker room!! pic.twitter.com/dPoiEaoYhr— David Ross (@D_Ross3) April 11, 2016
The clubhouse construction is part of the five-year renovation project at Wrigley Field. Located below the triangle plaza along Clark Street, the two-level clubhouse includes a batting cage, dining area, amphitheater and a yoga studio.
But although the Cubs are ecstatic with their new digs, the visitors clubhouse will have to wait for another year.
Other work this offseason included framework for the new office building at Waveland and Clark and restoration of the historic marquee.
Renderings of the upper level of the Cubs' clubhouse include a batting cage, dining area, meeting room and an amphitheater. [Provided/Chicago Cubs]
Renderings of the lower level of the Cubs' clubhouse include space for gym equipment and a yoga studio. [Provided/Chicago Cubs]
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