Historic Wrigley Field Marquee Installed Wednesday
As scheduled, the Wrigley Field Marquee was re-installed Wednesday and is back in place well in time for the home opener on Monday, April 11 against the Reds. The installation took a majority of the day as the iconic marquee went back up in four pieces.
The old LED section has been replaced by a Hi-Def video section. And for the first time, the back of the marquee is green. According to the Tribune, the back of the marquee will “face Wrigley’s new Marquee Grill on the terrace level.”
The back of the sign is the original color the marquee was prior to 1965.
Wrigley’s marquee was restored by Southwater Sign Company in Elmhurst.
Every step of the restoration project had to be documented due to the historic landmark status of the marquee. The face of the marquee, excluding the video section is protected by the Landmarks Commission.
David Garza estimated about 3,700 man hours were spent restoring the iconic marquee.
The statues honoring Harry Caray, Billy Williams and Ron Santo were re-installed Monday. Ernie Banks’ statue is scheduled to be returned to its place in front of Wrigley Field on Friday.