The Chicago Cubs announced plans to build an exclusive club underneath the best seats in Wrigley Field.
The Chicago Tribune reports that fans with tickets will be able to access the American Airlines 1914 Club for upgraded food and beverages, comfortable indoor seating, and private bathrooms (but no views of the field, however).
Nearly 300 people have already reserved their spots on the club’s the priority list.
After the 2016 season ends, crews will tear up the seating sections behind home plate and in between the dugouts (the ballpark’s most expensive seats closest to the field). The shell of the club will be built below. To accommodate construction, the dugouts will be move further down the baselines, away from home plate.
The seating areas will be ready for the 2017 season, but construction on the club will continue throughout the year. It will open for the 2018 season.
The club is part of the larger 1060 Project, a project that began in 2014 that is transforming the century-old Wrigley into a ballpark with premium features, modern amenities, and a revenue-generating, fan-friendly surrounding mixed-use development. Earlier this year, the Cubs opened a new team clubhouse underneath an old parking lot on the west side of the park.
The American Airlines 1914 Club (named after its corporate advertiser and the year in which Wrigley opened) is the first of four "premier experiences" coming to the ballpark. Clubs will be built on the first base side, third base side, and in the upper level. Suites will also be renovated.
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