Wrigley Field, home to the “Lovable Losers” no not the New York Mets, we’re talking about the REAL lovable losers the Chicago Cubs. Today the Cubs had parts of its roof blown off and damaged last night. No, the stadium wasn’t rocking because the Cubs had finally ended their 102 year winless drought, relax Cubbie Fans it was because of the Blizzard that ripped through the Chicago area.
Chicago was blasted by part of the big storm that has caused havoc on most of the country, but Chicago was one of the harder hit areas. Wind gust up to 60 MPH and snow drifts about 6-8 FEET high. The wind and heavy snow led to damages to panels above the press boxes at the 98-year-old stadium, that opened up in 1914. Of course there has been upgrades and major renovations since, but none good enough to withstand the powerful storm.
Here you can see street views of Wrigley Field, pretty cool.
Thankfully, no one was reported to be injured from the roof panel collapsing, or if you asked long-suffering Cubs fan, unfortunately they weren’t. Kidding of course. Gotta love the Cubbie Fans!
Wrigley is said to be fine structurally and will be good to go as the Cubs open up their season on April 1st. Here’s to the chase for 103.
*No word as of yet if the Minnesota Vikings are expected to use Wrigley Field to play their home-games in 2011.*