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    Wrigley Field

    Do you think whoever buys the Cubs should build a new Stadium?

    I think they should because in my opinion Wrigly field is like a Model T in a world of modern vehicles. Yeah it's neat to see and ride in, but obviosly times have changed. Sure keep the bricks and the Ivy, keep the score board, keep the facade in front. You can build a much nicer place, increase the seating 10,000 fans and yet keep the feel of the current stadium.

    For the people who praise how historic the current place is, I say so what? The Cubs have not won a World Series in nearly 100 years, so maybe we should think about doing something different? The Cardinals and Yankees who both have a lot more to crow about winning have and are building beautiful new stadiums.

    And for the record I love going to games at Wrigly.

    This should be a fun thread. Keep your comments in good nature!



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    After hearing Cuban's interview on WMVP Chicago, I think he's going to buy the Cubs AND Wrigley and I highly doubt that he builds a new stadium. I think he's going to build a lot of new stuff in Wrigleyville though.



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    Keep the ivy, the outfield bleachers and the score board, raze the rest and rebuild.



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    Never thought I would say it, but I would kind of like to build a new stadium...somewhere else. The neighborhood is getting louder and louder.



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Never thought I would say it, but I would kind of like to build a new stadium...somewhere else. The neighborhood is getting louder and louder.
    The neighborhood is getting to be(or is) as much a part of the Cubs as the actual stadium I'd say. The atmosphere on game days is second to none.



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    If they ever do build it will likely be very close to the same as the current Wrigley just so they don't upset the fans. Obviously more seating and some modernization will be done but I can't imagine they'll drastically change the "theme" of it completely by just going all state of the art.


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    Re: Wrigley Field

    I might be the only one but I would be very disappointed if they ever built a new stadium. Personally, I don't like the new ball parks, I think they're too touristy and actually take away from the actual game. I would like to see some changes and upgrades made to the current stadium but definetly not a new stadium, that in my opinion would be tragic and a very sad day for this Cubs fan.



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    I like to idea of keeping the bleachers, scoreboard, Ivy, and keeping it in the same neighborhood. But redoing the stands and press boxes and maybe add some box seats would be nice and it probably could use it after the mess with concrete falling a couple of years ago.



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    Quote Originally Posted by jberryma View Post
    I might be the only one but I would be very disappointed if they ever built a new stadium. Personally, I don't like the new ball parks, I think they're too touristy and actually take away from the actual game. I would like to see some changes and upgrades made to the current stadium but definetly not a new stadium, that in my opinion would be tragic and a very sad day for this Cubs fan.
    If they ever build a new stadium, I don't think I'll be a cubs Fan anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    If they ever build a new stadium, I don't think I'll be a cubs Fan anymore.
    lol...I'm glad someone else feels the same way. I would still be a fan, always have, always will but I would be crushed.



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    If they don't rebuild it, they need to gut it. It's extremely rundown.



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    They need some minor upgrades, and they need to keep the building safe. I'm not an expert in construction, so I don't know what that takes.

    Drastically changing the stadium would be silly, and they can't really do that because it is an historical landmark.



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    Wrigley should stay until the bricks start eroding away.


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    Re: Wrigley Field

    To say this is a ******** thread is like saying Hawkeye fans are mildly delusional.



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    Re: Wrigley Field

    Quote Originally Posted by danrog View Post
    The neighborhood is getting to be(or is) as much a part of the Cubs as the actual stadium I'd say. The atmosphere on game days is second to none.
    That is true, unless you are a family living there. I grew up around there. The number of obnoxious drunks has gone up a ton in the last 10 years. That isn't all about Wrigley, though, more about the yuppie invasion.



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