Could Chicago Cubs move their home games to Miller Park during Wrigley renovations?
Milwaukee Brewers' Shaun Marcum pitches against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Image by Benny Sieu
Could the Cubs new home be in Milwaukee (at least temporarily)? According to Gordon Wittenmeyer with the Chicago Sun-Times, the possibility may be closer to reality than many realize.
According to Wittenmeyer, the owners of the Cubs have always denied the possibility of having the team play at U.S. Cellular Field, where the White Sox play, temporarily during renovations of Wrigley Field.
"Cubs spokesman Julian Green said the plan — which called for all home games in April and May in 2014 and 2015 to be moved to Miller Park in Milwaukee — was just one of 'a number of different options' being considered and is now 'off the table,'" said Wittenmeyer.
But they did say that playing at Miller Park have been considered "seriously" and the Brewers had been consulted.
"For now, the Cubs say they’ll play all their home games at Wrigley Field while the anticipated work is completed," said Wittenmeyer.