Posted by Yagyu+ in the Cubs Convention thread. Pretty big news so didn't want it to get lost in that thread:
Bruce Miles:Crane: Our player facilities are the worst in baseball. #CubsCon
Showing video of renovation plans. Huge changes. #CubsCon
Extensive renovations, and the plan is to do it over five offseasons. #CubsCon
Dramatically increased player facilities, restrooms, concessions, communications, and an outdoor patio servicing upper deck. #CubsCon
No word (yet) on changes in ads, signage, jumbotron, etc. #CubsCon
Crane confirms no games played away from Wrigley. All during offseason (hence the five years). #CubsCon
Jed says the prospect of a renovation at Wrigley was a big draw for him and Theo. #CubsCon
Paul Sullivan:Kenney says #Cubs have to do better for their players and that facilities at Wrigley are worst in baseball
Kenney estimates costs of $300 million over five off-seasons for renovations. #Cubs
Upper deck to be upgraded under proposal, with wood roof removed and rebuilt. Seats and concrete replaced in lower deck. #Cubs
Batting cages, bigger dugouts and clubhouse as well as new bi-level press box at Wrigley. Hey-hey! #Cubs
Plans call for "historic facades" to be preserved at Wrigley. #Cubs
Restroom expansion second in applause only that for Tony Campana. #Cubs
Seven weeks and $250,000 to build the joint in the first place. #Cubs
#Cubs will NOT play elsewhere while work is done.
#Cubs say fans want more game-day info and stats and like the LED board in RF
Carrie Muskat:Crane Kenney says Cubs will do more for players, families and seniors in restoration efforts.
Crane says Wrigley rehab will be completed over 5 seasons, cost $300 million.
Wooden roof to be removed, new grandstand roof. All seats in bowl removed and replaced. Undergroud batting cages.
Restrooms capacity increase by 42 percent. No word on troughs yet.
Crane says Wrigley rebuild is "the greatest restoration project ever."
Cubs won't have to play anywhere else during project, which will all be done during offseasons.
Jesse Rogers:Restoring Wrigley will cost $300 mill and take five offseasons. #Cubs
Applause at increasing restrooms 42 percent at Wrigley. #Cubs
#Cubs will not play elsewhere during renovation
Patrick Mooney:Wrigley renovation will cost $300 million
New underground batting cage,new clubhouse and weight training room. Upper deck seats totallt replaced.42 percent increase in bathroom space
Cubs will stay at Wrigley while renovation is going on
Gordon Wittenmyer:Crane calls Wrigley facilities worst in MLB for players, says $300 million renovation would be phased in across five offseasons.
#Cubs execs visited Fenway Park, Lambeau Field and Rose Bowl to see how those iconic stadiums were renovated.
Crane: "We will not be playing elsewhere while we do this renovation." #Cubs
Plan also includes underground batting tunnel, expanded dugout, huge clubhouse.
Cost $300m and to take 5 years to complete.
Big applause for renovation presentation, especially for 42% increase in restroom facility.
Recent renovations of Fenway, Lambeau and Rose Bowl were examined for ideas, costs and pitfalls.
Crane says Cubs wont play anywhere else while this goes on, to big applause. Will be done in offseasons.