Going green: Wrigley Field marquee gets a new look

Going green: Wrigley Field marquee gets a new look
May 14, 2014, 4:00 pm
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CSN Staff

The Cubs will continue their decade-inspired celebration of Wrigley Field's 100th season for their upcoming homestand.

On Wednesday morning, the Cubs and Benjamin Moore & Co. teamed up to paint the Wrigley Field Marquee green to match its origins from the 1930s in preparation for their upcoming homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Yankees.

To research the Marquee's color scheme from the 1930s, the Cubs worked with Harboe Architects and Wiss, Janney, Elsnter Associates, Inc. The research included removing layers of paint and primer to expose the first layer of enamel. The group then color-matched samples by Benjamin Moore to determine the Mallard Green and French Quarter Gold paints that will be used.

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Cubs players will wear throwback uniforms from the 1937 season, which marks the year Wrigley Field's scoreboard was installed and ivy was planted on the outfield wall.

In addition, there will be promotional giveaways, specialty food and beverage offerings and entertainment.