Steel Shots: Wrigley Renovation

Steel beams installed in the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field.

Chicago’s long-awaited Wrigley Field expansion and restoration, known as The 1060 Project, is underway. The project is in its first phase of construction, which focuses on the structural work to prepare the ballpark for enhancements and improvements over the course of the construction plan. Major structural steel and deep foundation work is being performed in the concourse on the third-base side of the ballpark, and bleacher expansion and restoration work is taking place in left and right fields.

The project’s four-phase plan will also include improved player facilities, new fan amenities, outfield signage including video boards, expanded concessions and new and improved restroom facilities. All phases are expected to be finished by the opening of the 2018 MLB season.

The Cubs released a 1060 Project update video this week, showing a behind-the-scenes look at the work happening in and around Wrigley Field during Phase One to preserve its historic features while improving the ballpark for the next generation of baseball fans.