“The Chicago Cubs have enjoyed an on-going collaborative partnership with PWE who has produced world class events like our 1060 project ground breaking and provided first rate consulting services for our new ventures.”
— Crane Kenney (President, Business Operations, Chicago Cubs)
Paulette Wolf Events was tasked by The Chicago Cubs to create a historic ground breaking ceremony on the field in the midst of major construction for The 1060 Project.
The 1060 Project, a ceremony for Wrigley Field’s long-awaited expansion and restoration, hosted 350 dignitaries, VIP’s, media & Chicago Cubs alumni. This event included a ceremonial dig with baseball bat shovels and a backdrop of the iconic scoreboard surrounded by construction already underway in the outfield.
As guests arrived and walked down a Cubbie Blue carpet, they were greeted by local youth baseball teams in Cubs throwback uniforms and wait staff dressed in vintage inspired costumes passing Cracker Jack and waters. Guests were led onto the field and given ceremonial 1060 Project construction helmets to wear for the program. The program featured inspiring speeches from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, former Cub Kerry Wood along with Team Presidents Crane Kenney and Theo Epstein and Owner Tom Ricketts.
As the ceremony came to a close, we invited stage participants for the ceremonial shovel dig with shovels made from baseball bats. A lone trumpet player began to play amidst the audience closely followed by two more horn players who were hidden in the crowd. 40 horn players from the upper deck joined in to play the iconic “Go, Cubs Go” song. This cued a kabuki drop revealing the W flag and announcing the conclusion of the ceremony, marking a new beginning for this legendary team and ballpark.