Benjamin Moore has partnered up with the Chicago Cubs to become the official paint of Wrigley Field.
First off? Temporarily restoring the Marquee's 1930s green and gold color scheme in honor of the 100th anniversary season of Wrigley Field.
"We are excited to work with the Chicago Cubs during their incredible transformation of Wrigley Field," said Dan Calkins, SVP sales at Benjamin Moore & Co. "This work will showcase a variety of Benjamin Moore premium products that will perfectly restore and elevate the beauty of the Friendly Confines, whose heritage and fan base are one of the most storied in baseball."
A ceremonial first brushstroke kicked off the project on Wednesday. The Marquee will later be painted back to its current red color, compliments of Benjamin Moore.
"It takes high-quality products and expertise to maintain a 100-year-old ballpark, which is why we're excited to partner with Benjamin Moore as the official paint of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field," said Cubs VP ballpark operations Carl Rice. "We'll rely on Benjamin Moore's paints to keep Wrigley Field looking its best during our centennial season and know they'll be a tremendous asset for our future projects as well."
The organizations are offering the first 1,000 visitors the chance to win a limited-edition Chicago Cubs/Benjamin Moore tshirt, as well as contribute to painting a large baseball-themed mural.
The deal makes good for a five-year partnership between Benjamin Moore and the Cubs.