Much has changed at Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs the past decade or so. And while much of the classic features have been preserved, others have not.
Remember when you were a Chicago Cubs fan and as a kid, you walked into Wrigley Field for the very first time? You gaze around the whole ballpark to soak it all in, and from that moment on you are hooked to the sights and sounds of baseball heaven. Being an old park with such unique features, it is a sight you truly never forget. Still rings true to this day, but there may be some differences for kids now to kids a decade-plus ago.
Recent Wrigley renovations have preserved so much of the classic park from the ivy to the marquee to the old scoreboard in center. Some things, however, had to bite the dust for various reasons. It may be surprising to remember how many classic features had been taken out before the significant renovations of 2014-present day as well. Let’s take a look at some of those long-gone classic features of Wrigley.
What do we mean precisely by classic features? Anything that was part of the ballpark or right outside the park for a long enough time that people associate classic days at Wrigley with said features. It could be from a small sign to an area where you hung out before or after a game.