The Chicago Cubs will continue their decade commemorations this upcoming homestand when they paint the Wrigley Field Marquee green to celebrate the 1930’s.
On Wednesday, the Cubs and Benjamin Moore will begin painting the marquee to match its mid-1930s color scheme. The sign, located at Clark and Addison streets, was installed in 1934.
The Cubs worked with Harboe Architects and Wiss, Janney, Elsnter Associates, Inc. to research the marquee’s color scheme from the era, which included removing layers of paint and primer to expose the first layer of enamel. Samples were then color-matched by Benjamin Moore to determine the Mallard Green and French Quarter Gold paints that will be used.
The Marquee, a national landmark, was painted its now famed red in 1965, 28 years after it was installed. The Cubs’ will also have Babe Ruth’s 97-year-old daughter Julia Ruth Stevens deliver the ceremonial first pitch at Friday’s Cubs-Brewers game to honor the “called shot” by her late father.
The Cubs will host National League Central rival Milwaukee Brewers in a three-game series this weekend.