WRIGLEYVILLE — The fourth year of offseason renovations to Wrigley Field, known as the "1060 Project," has begun in the wake of the Cubs losing in the National League Championship Series to the L.A. Dodgers.
Preparations to begin construction on the ballpark side of the 1060 Project accelerated in the days following the loss.
Work will continue on the Cubs' new American Airlines 1914 Club behind home plate, slated to debut on Opening Day 2018, as well as construction of the three additional premier clubs, expanded concessions and structural improvements in the main concourse.
Temporary fences have been installed around the perimeters of the ballpark, closing walkways on the west side of Sheffield Avenue and on the south side of Waveland Avenue.
The Park at Wrigley and its tenants will remain open and accessible throughout construction.
There will be increased construction traffic around the ballpark during the offseason, specifically on Clark Street and Sheffield Avenue, and ballpark lights will be on during evening hours to accommodate the construction.
The following is a complete list of projects scheduled for this offseason:
• Structural improvements
• Continued terrace reserved seating replacement
• American Airlines 1914 Club (to be completed by Opening Day 2018)
• Maker's Mark Barrel Room (to be completed by Opening Day 2019)
• The W Club (to be completed by Opening Day 2019)
• Catalina Club (to be completed by Opening Day 2019)
• Enhancements to the Suite Level
• Expanded concessions
Catalina Club, on the upper level behind home plate, is meant to evoke a summery sense of California breezes inspired by the island where the Cubs hosted spring training from the 1920s to the 1950s.
The American Airlines 1914 Club will debut for the season ticket holders behind home plate in 2018.
The Maker's Mark Barrel Room is meant to resemble an old-school speakeasy and will be behind first base.
The American Airlines 1914 Club will open in 2018 as the most luxurious of four premier clubs at Wrigley Field.
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