Full planning permission has been issued for the new addition to Wrigley Field. Addressed at 1012 W. Addison St, the new structure will rise on the site of the former Captain Morgan Club, along the southeast side of the ballpark. The plan is the result of collaboration between the Chicago Cubs and Marquee Development.
With a design by Gensler, the new addition will stand on three floors measuring 22,350 square feet. The building is set to house the long-planned DraftKings sportsbook as well as food and drink offerings. The Cubs first revealed plans to redevelop the corner site as part of the team’s 2013 master plan. The addition does not require rezoning as it has already been approved as part of Wrigley’s existing Planned Development (PD).
The updated design was approved by the Chicago Landmarks Commission’s Permit Review Committee in August 2021. Since then, the city council passed the sports betting ordinance in December 2021.
With foundation and structural work underway, the full building permit will allow general contractor Pepper Construction to continue the project to completion. At the time of historic approval, a report de Crains said the project is planned to last about a year, with the goal of being completed by the end of 2022.