Chicago Cubs display new Wrigley Field renovation model (Photos)

Apr 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot as fans arrive outside of Wrigley Field prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Last year, the city of Chicago and the Cubs agreed on a deal that would allow the franchise to renovate historic Wrigley Field, bringing it up to par with more modern counterparts.

Today we have an idea of what that renovation will look like.

Don Muret of SportsBusinessJournal was given an all access look at the scaled down model and from the looks of it, it’s pretty impressive.

Included in the scale model are new additions like the Wrigley Field hotel and new patio areas in addition to actual changes to the stadium.

Personally, I think the plans look extremely promising and the nostalgia of the ballpark isn’t lost with the new renovations, which understandably was a concern of many when the announcement was approved last year.

It’ll still be a little strange to see such an updated area outside of the ballpark – especially with the hotels, etc, but it was much needed.

Hopefully the new traffic routes will ease some of the congestion in Wrigleyville on game day as well.

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Topics: Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field

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