Will this be the year of the Cubs?
Chicago Cubs fans are enjoying opening day at Wrigley Field, and hoping that this will be their year.
The Chicago Cubs home opener is today, and Owner Tom Ricketts is hopeful for the season.
Ricketts said in a statement released today, “This off-season, I believe, will be remembered as a turning point in the history of the Cubs… you will see a team that is well prepared, well coached and willing to play every game as if it is the seventh game of the World Series. As a Cubs fan, I have never been more confident in our future. And our future begins today.”
Bill Murray will throw the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game today, and is also expected to sing during the 7th inning stretch. Murray is from the Chicago area and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.
There are a lot of changes at the home of the Chicago Cubs this year. Wrigley Field received a lot of renovations in the off season. Fans will be able to enjoy the new Budweiser patio in right field. The patio seats 150 people and the $125 tickets include all you can eat and drink admission.
A new LED board has replaced the 75-year-old one, and the Chicago Cubs are reportedly very excited about the new technology. The board is supposed to provide fans with more information about the game.
The Chicago Cubs will welcome Roger Waters and Brad Paisley in concerts at Wrigley this summer.
Ricketts’ family has invested between $12 and $15 million in the renovations to Wrigley Field.
With all these changes to the building, and the overhaul of management in the offseason, Chicago Cubs fans will notice a lot of differences on opening day.
Will this be the year that the Chicago Cubs break their 104-year streak and win it all? If not, Cubs fans know best that there is always next year.