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Wrigley Field / Cubs Park / Weeghman Field

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  • Renovation from another era.

    "Wrigley Field box seat patrons in the lower stands will find the Cub management made more changes for the comfort of fans before the Cubs' home opener. A portion of the lower stands box seats is being replaced at an estimated cost of $200,000. Chicago Tribune photo published April 9, 1950"

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    "Grandstand work on Wrigley infield is almost completed before Cubs entertain White Sox Friday in first game of Spring city series. Chicago Herald-American photo by Al Struck published April 10, 1950"

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    • Originally posted by The Korean View Post
      Nothing wrong with tying to attract different types of customers, in theory, but its not gonna work in reality.
      they have to expand the client base, player cost$ aren't dropping
      what payed the bills as late as the 90's won't come close now...
      the turd in the punchbowl
      reality really sucks.
      enjoy the game more...

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      • Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
        Judging by a few of those women in that photo, perhaps a Yankees-themed Lane Bryant would be a great idea.
        that wouldn't be chic enough
        the turd in the punchbowl
        reality really sucks.
        enjoy the game more...

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        • Originally posted by Paul W View Post
          they have to expand the client base, player cost$ aren't dropping
          what payed the bills as late as the 90's won't come close now...
          True but some client bases just arent in to sports at all.

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          • Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
            Renovation from another era.

            "Wrigley Field box seat patrons in the lower stands will find the Cub management made more changes for the comfort of fans before the Cubs' home opener. A portion of the lower stands box seats is being replaced at an estimated cost of $200,000. Chicago Tribune photo published April 9, 1950"

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            Interesting that during this renovation the brick wall between the dugouts was removed and replaced. Yet... the football endzone was still 7-8 yards deep there at the one corner. Think they'd adjusted the wall a little while they did this work.

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            I always thought the brick wall behind the plate was original to the stadium.
            Last edited by Matt The Hammer; 02-14-2013, 11:48 AM.

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            • Originally posted by The Korean View Post
              True but some client bases just arent in to sports at all.
              So not all of their base are belong to us?
              It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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              • Originally posted by The Korean View Post
                True but some client bases just arent in to sports at all.
                but they have $$$'s to spend.
                so attempts will and have been made to draw them in - loud "music", tv boards, giveaways, new retail, "upscale" accomidations, food etc.
                the turd in the punchbowl
                reality really sucks.
                enjoy the game more...

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                • Originally posted by Matt The Hammer View Post
                  I always thought the brick wall behind the plate was original to the stadium.
                  The brick Wrigley backstop as we have come to know it first appeared with the 1930s renovations that also resulted in the bleachers and brick outfield walls.

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                  • Actualy the original backstop at Weeghman Field was the RED line.
                    Everything under the GREEN “X” was new when the grandstands was pushed
                    around for the Wrigley Field expansion.



                    Here again are my cad drawings showing how I believe the expansion was done.







                    I can’t believe nobody has found any photos of this expansion.
                    Come on alpineinc!!!!!
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                    • Ha, apparently not as many photographers made their way to the midwest back in those days, much less vintage photos of Wrigley than the NYC ballparks. But I'll keep looking, lol.

                      Here's an article from late 1937 that I posted here many moons ago, (part of the great Burns-Eye Views Of Big Time Parks series that I've been reposting periodically on my blog) that sheds some light on the subject.

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                      Here's a zoom of the diagram, as big as I can get it without losing too much detail.

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                      • Has this been here before? Wrigley in 1937. Pretty dark, but a great document nonetheless.

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                        • Here's another great but quick film from 1932 - Wrigley is only the first minute. Not on YT, can't seem to embed the video here, so follow the link.

                          http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/c...object_id/7439

                          EDIT: Turns out the Chicago Film Archives don't know what they have! This is of Sportsman's Park, as the Old Slugger discovered below.
                          Last edited by alpineinc; 02-16-2013, 03:40 PM.
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                          • Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
                            Here's another great but quick film from 1932 - Wrigley is only the first minute. Not on YT, can't seem to embed the video here, so follow the link.

                            http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/c...object_id/7439

                            I'm pretty sure that is Sportsman's Park and not Wrigley. The upper grandstand cuts off right at the foul line. It's great footage either way though!

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                            • Originally posted by Old Slugger View Post
                              I'm pretty sure that is Sportsman's Park and not Wrigley. The upper grandstand cuts off right at the foul line. It's great footage either way though!
                              Ha, I should've actually looked at it first, lol. Saw it on the same site as the first video and threw it up here. I had assumed the Chicago Film Archives would get it right, oh well. Sorry all.
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                              • 1937 renovations:










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