The famed bleachers of Wrigley Field were torn down last week, marking the Cubs’ attempt to rid the stadium of its only feature that was relatively new and fully functional.

Built as a long-awaited expansion in 2006, Wrigley’s bleachers were structurally sound and clean, which is why the Cubs said they needed to be destroyed.

“Most of Wrigley Field is old and crumbling and that’s exactly why they had to come down,” said hardhat-wearing owner Tom Ricketts, while overseeing the demolition first-hand. “We have an image to maintain here, and modern facilities really can’t be a part of it.”