According to a report from DNAinfo.com, the Cubs presented their plan for potential upgrades to Wrigley Field and the surrounding area at a meeting of the West Lakeview Neighbors organization on Tuesday evening. Jennifer Dedes Nowak, the Cubs’ manager of community outreach, grants and donations, led the meeting that included a short video of the plans the Cubs have in mind for the old ballyard.
Official photos of the renderings will be presented January 19, which is the Saturday of the convention.
According to the report, under the Cubs current plans the upgrades inside the park would include bigger dugouts, renovations to the locker rooms, batting cages under the grandstand and more practice space for the players.
There will also be bigger restrooms, more concessions and a community area for people to gather and watch movies outdoors at Wrigley.
A version of The Triangle Building appears to remain part of the Cubs’ renovation plans and would occupy the area west of the ballpark. The Cubs are looking to turn the spot currently occupying the temporary skating rink, into a neighborhood entertainment and community hub. The Cubs would have office space in the building and there would be retail space.
According to the report, the renderings also include an L-shaped hotel with a courtyard facing Wrigley on the land currently occupied by McDonald’s. The Ricketts family purchased that property nearly two years ago.
The changes would be phased in over four years if the Cubs receive approval.