Cubs, city to hold Wrigley Field groundbreaking Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will join the Chicago Cubs this weekend for a formal groundbreaking on the team’s Wrigley Field renovation and redevelopment project.

The team will hold a ceremony on Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Clark and Addison streets in Lakeview to officially kickoff the renovation, which the Cubs are now calling the “1060 Project” as a nod to Wrigley’s address of 1060 W. Addison St.

In addition to Messrs. Emanuel and Selig, Cubs ownership will be joined by former Cubs pitchers Kerry Wood and Milt Pappas at the ceremony.

The team’s ambitious plan for this offseason includes demolishing and rebuilding the right and left field bleachers, erecting seven outfield signs including two video boards, and laying an underground foundation for a new player clubhouse in the triangle property adjacent to the park.

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