Visitors to Chicago's North Side may notice something missing in the coming weeks. The iconic Wrigley Field marquee will be coming down this week for maintenance and for safekeeping while construction continues around the Friendly Confines, DNAinfo reports. According to the team, it has been a decade since the sign has been removed. The historic sign will not be altered as it holds much coveted landmark protection and will be returned before Opening Day 2016. Work has been well underway on the new Cubs Plaza off of Waveland Avenue which will bring new concessions, live music and even a farmers market to the neighborhood. And now that the Cubbies' postseason run is over, the second phase of work on the ballpark's massive renovation effort and its surrounding areas will continue. The team is even allowing fans to take home a piece of the field. Looking to own a bigger piece of Wrigleyville? It'll cost you nearly $10 million to buy this little house around the corner from the historic ballpark.
The #WrigleyField Marquee is coming down for the winter, as Phase 2 of renovation begins. pic.twitter.com/9mxmvM3TW4— Wrigley Field (@WrigleyBlog) November 2, 2015
·Don't Freak Out: Wrigley's Marquee Coming Down, But It Will Be Back [DNAinfo]
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·All previous Wrigley Field coverage [Curbed Chicago]