That's what the team ownership is saying.  Shovels hit the ground for new bleachers, signs and other improvements as early as Friday for the 100-plus-year-old facility.

The stadium construction is necessary for the team to be competitive and profitable, but it will be sad to see Wrigley retro-fitted with new-look amenities.  Soldier Field is a better place to watch a football game with it's new remodel, as is the Stadium switch to the United Center, but as a sports fan something is missing from these not-so-hallowed halls of progress.  At least I can still get my wallet stolen at the new Comiskey, just like old times...

Will these become a thing of the past?Brian D. Kersey:Getty Images