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Even Wrigley Field isn't immune to change

by Patrick Roth
Jan 21, 2014


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Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th anniversary but changes might be coming to the old ball park.

The Chicago Cubs are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field this season. For decades, the Cubs have used Wrigley Field and the concept of "traditional" baseball to market the team and game experience to fans.

But now, the family that owns the Cubs is proposing major changes to Wrigley Field and the game-day experience. Some fans say the changes contradict what they call "traditional" baseball. The Ricketts family says the changes are needed to field a more competitive team, but some very vocal fans say it's more about money.