Apr 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the main marquee in front of the stadium before the baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field. Today marks the 100th year anniversary of the stadium

Wrigley Field marquee to be painted original colors

Usually, when teams do turn-back-the-clock games, the players are the ones to wear throwback jerseys. This time, the stadium is going to flashback to olden times.

Carrie Muskat of MLB.com has an article up, detailing a project that will see the famous Wrigley Field marquee go back to the colors they were originally. Currently, the marquee, which reads “Wrigley Field Home of the Chicago Cubs,” is painted red and white, but Muskat says that the club will begin a paint job that will restore it to the original 1930′s colors of green and gold. The project will begin on Wednesday in anticipation of the Cubs’ next home stand.

Architects and paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore researched the Mallard Green and French Quarter Gold colors by scraping and chipping paint off of the sign to get down to the original colors underneath.

The Cubs will host the Brewers starting on Friday, and on the last game of the series, both teams will wear retro-uniforms.

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