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SaltyPretzel
01-14-2012, 11:10 PM
http://www.suntimes.com/10016640-417/cubs-roll-out-plan-for-patio-deck-scoreboard-in-right-field.html

cws05champ
01-15-2012, 07:09 AM
http://www.suntimes.com/10016640-417/cubs-roll-out-plan-for-patio-deck-scoreboard-in-right-field.html

That looks tall....will it obstruct the rooftops? Also I love the quotes from Ricketts....this is not about "the fans" as much as "clients" and the video advertising board. I get the feeling this will not go over well with Cubdum.

Vernam
01-15-2012, 12:19 PM
I thought its landmark ****hole status prevented the dump's owners from making such additions to the bleacher area? Apart from that serious concern, the project's clear benefit is that many of those who come just to drink and talk will no longer have to maintain the pretense that they're there to see a ball game. But as Roy Scheider said in Jaws, "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Vernam

slavko
01-15-2012, 01:01 PM
It does look tall. It will have to be tied into the rest of the RF bleachers somehow. The Sheffield rooftops will certainly be obstructed.

To be honest, I like it, and I think the majority of Cub fans will too.

Frater Perdurabo
01-15-2012, 01:53 PM
I thought its landmark ****hole status prevented the dump's owners from making such additions to the bleacher area? Apart from that serious concern, the project's clear benefit is that many of those who come just to drink and talk will no longer have to maintain the pretense that they're there to see a ball game. But as Roy Scheider said in Jaws, "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Vernam

I thought the ivy wall was the protected landmark. IIRC the bleachers were rebuilt just a few years ago.

Vernam
01-15-2012, 03:42 PM
I thought the ivy wall was the protected landmark. IIRC the bleachers were rebuilt just a few years ago.

You could be right, but I thought I had read something about the vertical dimensions of the bleachers being subject to the City's approval. There's precious little on the web about Chicago's landmark ordinance. Interestingly, the City has taken down (or allowed to expire) the former links (http://webapps.cityofchicago.org/landmarksweb/web/home.htm) to it.

Vernam

Fenway
01-15-2012, 04:08 PM
The height of the section doesn’t change, and none of the changes will affect the scoreboard, ivy or brick of the outfield wall, avoiding landmark-protection issues.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120114&content_id=26352900&vkey=news_chc&c_id=chc

TheOldRoman
01-15-2012, 06:57 PM
I'm sure it's a historic, old-time LED board that harkens back to when our grandpas used to go there as kids or some **** like that.

doublem23
01-15-2012, 09:29 PM
I'm sure it's a historic, old-time LED board that harkens back to when our grandpas used to go there as kids or some **** like that.

No, don't you see only the ivy is the historic landmark because where else in America are you still going to be able to see ivy growing on a brick wall?

Vernam
01-16-2012, 01:01 AM
The height of the section doesn’t change, and none of the changes will affect the scoreboard, ivy or brick of the outfield wall, avoiding landmark-protection issues.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120114&content_id=26352900&vkey=news_chc&c_id=chc

I know that's what the propaganda machine is saying, but the rendering tells a different story.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/images/2012/01/14/M6mO7CJj.jpg

Looks like about 40 steep stairs to reach the top, and that's a helluva lot higher than the current bleachers. Could also just be a terrible rendering. I don't actually care, apart from an instinctive desire to see the team take heat for whatever reason is handy.

Speaking of which, it looks like this will have to reduce the overall stadium capacity. And I shudder to contemplate the probable doucheiness of "fans" who will fork over big bucks to sit out there.


I'm sure it's a historic, old-time LED board that harkens back to when our grandpas used to go there as kids or some **** like that.

:tiphat:

Vernam

Fenway
01-16-2012, 01:08 AM
It looks a lot like what Budweiser has in Minneapolis and Boston

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5190/5680261120_e2ab721088_z.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2450/3886214939_5aaecfbd3f_z.jpg

gregoriop
01-16-2012, 07:30 AM
And I shudder to contemplate the probable doucheiness of "fans" who will fork over big bucks to sit out there.



Stand out there. They are no doubt going to be paying a premium for no seat at all.

DrCrawdad
01-16-2012, 10:40 PM
I know that's what the propaganda machine is saying, but the rendering tells a different story.

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/images/2012/01/14/M6mO7CJj.jpg

Looks like about 40 steep stairs to reach the top, and that's a helluva lot higher than the current bleachers. Could also just be a terrible rendering. I don't actually care, apart from an instinctive desire to see the team take heat for whatever reason is handy.

Speaking of which, it looks like this will have to reduce the overall stadium capacity. And I shudder to contemplate the probable doucheiness of "fans" who will fork over big bucks to sit out there.




:tiphat:

Vernam

This dramatically changes the aesthetics of Wrigley Field and brings more advertising into The Shrine. So much for the BS of how Cubbie fans/Wrigley Fans were so much better because their field did not stoop to low-class advertising and those déclassé video boards.

There goes too that this is the same place and seats fans have been sitting in for eons.

DSpivack
01-16-2012, 10:56 PM
It looks a lot like what Budweiser has in Minneapolis and Boston

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5190/5680261120_e2ab721088_z.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2450/3886214939_5aaecfbd3f_z.jpg

DC and Atlanta have very similar pavilions, as well.

DumpJerry
01-17-2012, 10:34 AM
Well, this will double The Urinal's monthly electric bill. Might get as high as $100 if there are enough home games during the billing cycle.

JoeyCora28
01-17-2012, 12:01 PM
In keeping with the manual scoreboard in center field, I thought the Cubs would have put one of these in instead...


http://superradnow.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/dnd-4-lite-brite.jpg

kittle42
01-17-2012, 12:22 PM
Lite Brite - I think that's already being used by Northwestern for basketball games at Welsh-Ryan.

Jerko
01-17-2012, 03:20 PM
The party areas in the other parks look like additions to the seating areas. This rendering looks like the entire right field seating area is being replaced, including the people that sit right by the famed baskets.

doublem23
02-17-2012, 01:07 PM
And the renovations are underway

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-wrigley-field-bleachers-renovation-begins-20120217,0,4867565.story

pythons007
02-17-2012, 01:45 PM
I wonder if Ricketts will say an "accident" occurred and the place crumbled to the ground and just rebuild the dump?