https://670thescore.radio.com/cubs-full ... tv-network
Some tidbits I came across that I hadn't heard about (and some that we've heard some stuff about before)...
The renovations of Wrigley Field are in their latter stages, with a better ballpark experience and more amenities on the way. By spring 2020, the Cubs envision all the interior changes in the park being finished.
That timeline matters because it would put the Cubs in line to perhaps host the 2021 All-Star Game, which they plan to apply for soon enough. Wrigley Field hasn't hosted the All-Star Game since 1990.
"We will be back in front of MLB applying this year," president of business operations Crane Kenney said at the Cubs Convention on Saturday. "The game has already committed for the next couple of years. This will be a joint process for us. We want the game, but you have to earn it from the commissioner and MLB. This is such a big economic driver for all the cities. The city has to come and make a pitch as to why we deserve it in Chicago. The last time, our (mayor and city) was not strong enough. We will need to find out who the next mayor is. This will be a huge economic driver for a city that gets it."
What's new at Wrigley Field in 2019?
Fans will notice some changes at Wrigley Field when the regular season opens:
-- New upper-deck wraparound seating in the right-field corner and additional seating
-- New restaurants and bathrooms in the upper deck and a concourse walkway expansion
-- WiFi broadband system that will change the way interactive communication will take place at the park
-- Paperless tickets with an app system assisting season-ticket holders
The implementation of new light stanchions and a rehab of the press box will take place next offseason.
I've seen elsewhere that they will be installing LED lighting.
"We realize there is discomfort with any change," Kenney said about the new app that replaces paper tickets. "Airlines are now mainly mobile. Not everybody loved it initially, but now I haven't seen many paper tickets in years myself. The tickets can easily transfer from phone to phone."
also, what the hell is crane talking about? i still see plenty of people printing/using paper tickets at the airport...and if the line ever slows down, it's usually for my damn mobile ticket that isn't scanning right.