Chart of the week: How do old and new stadiums match up?

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The last time the cubs won the World Series was in 1908, when the jewel-box stadium design was at the height of its popularity. Since then, we’ve seen various eras of stadium design from classic elements to modern amenities.


  • Design matters –with the average stadium age today inching past 26 years, ballpark stadium designs need to span decades.
  • Chicago: Wrigley Field (1914) –Chicago’s ballpark design with exposed steel and brick exudes timeless class and intimacy, one of the reason’s it’s been standing for 102 years!
  • Cleveland–Progressive Field (1994) –Cleveland’s field borrows from classic parks like Chicago’s, in a “Retro Modern” design –adding modern amenities to a style perfected over the decades

Check out JLL’s latest Chart of the Week for more on this trend.

Source: JLL Research, MLB

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