Diversified Integrates Control Room for the World Champion Chicago Cubs
How do you bring a 100-year-old baseball cathedral into the future without changing anything? That’s been the challenge facing the construction crew, integrators and manufacturers leading the 1060 Project at Wrigley Field, home of the 1908 World Series champion Chicago Cubs.
The lighting control is far from the only major upgrade going on in the Windy City, where the occupants are hoping to end a World Series drought that stretches more than 100 years. AV integrator Diversified also built a full-scale control room and distributed audio system this year after staging the equipment in two trailers outside the ballpark for almost a year.
Diversified also worked with Daktronics on the installation of two replay boards at Wrigley, one in left field that was completed just before the start of the 2015 season and one in right field that was finished in the middle of the season.
Diversified, which has done AV integration in about 75 stadiums across the U.S., is talking to the Cubs about being involved with the hotel, fan plaza and IPTV installations that will be part of future phases of the 1060 project, says senior VP Craig Taylor.
“Everything they’re doing is about keeping the fans at the facility before games and after games and even when there are no games going on,” he says.