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Wrigley Field Will Have A Swanky Underground Club For Cubs Fans

By Gwendolyn Purdom in News on Jul 20, 2016 2:40PM

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The Cubs unveiled the players' cushy new clubhouse digs in April—now, it's the fans' turn (the fans willing to fork over some serious dough, that is). On Tuesday, the team shared renderings and a new website devoted to the first of several planned "premier experience" spaces at Wrigley Field.

The American Airlines 1914 Club is aimed at fans with season tickets behind home plate, a.k.a the best seats in the house, and, of course, some of the priciest. The first club space, inspired by the year Wrigley opened, will feature "unique food and beverage offerings," "seats with prime views," "first-class amenities" and a "VIP experience," according to the site. The area is set to be ready by the beginning of the 2018 season. In the meantime, interested fans can put down a $500 deposit to secure their place on the priority list for exclusive amenities, according to the Tribune.

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The underground makeover, like most other non-game-related Wrigley headlines in the past year or so, is part of the park's 1060 Project renovation, a master plan that includes upgrades to the bleachers, concessions, concourses, seating and surrounding neighborhood. In the coming years, at least three additional "premier experience" spaces are on the docket with one each planned beneath the right and left field lines and a third under the press box.

[h/t: Crain's]