Wrigley Field Marquee Gets Throwback Paint Job

Crews painted the marquee the colors it donned decades ago

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    Crews painted Wrigley Field's iconic marquee the colors it donned in the 1930s as part of the field's anniversary. (Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014)

    Wrigley Field's iconic marquee got a throwback makeover Wednesday for the Cubs' 1930s-inspired homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Yankees.

    Crews painted the marquee the colors it donned decades ago -- green with gold trim -- as part of the field's anniversary celebration. The sign returns to its modern red with white trim after the homestand.

    The team worked with an architecture firm to research the color scheme from that era, even removing layers of paint and primer to expose the marquee's first layer of enamel.

    Samples were color-matched by Benjamin Moore and it was determined Mallard Green and French Quarter Gold paints would be used.

    Cubs players also will wear throwback uniforms from 1937, the year the field's scoreboard was installed and ivy was planted on the bleacher wall. The uniforms marked the first year the Cubs switched from navy blue to royal blue on its jerseys.

    The Brewers will wear 1937-inspired uniforms as well.

    The Cubs host the Brewers May 16-18 and the Yankees May 20-21.

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