Wrigley Field construction update: April 4

Five days to Opening Day!

Having returned to Chicago Tuesday, I got my first look at Wrigley Field and the surrounding area Wednesday afternoon.

It was cold. And windy. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to get much warmer by Opening Day, next Monday. Nevertheless, there was a great deal of activity around the ballpark. Beyond construction workers doing various tasks, there were quite a number of delivery trucks and other large vehicles doing… well, what those kinds of vehicles do. Busy place, the ballyard.

We now have an answer as to what one of the buildings that was constructed outside the gate formerly known as “K/J,” now known as the Left Field Gate, is. It’s a ticket booth (photo 4), and a media credential pickup spot (photo 5). The other building appears to be strictly for utility use.

They’re still finishing up the area around the right-field corner. That’s one area that seems very unfinished for a place that’s going to be open for business in five days, so they’ll have a lot to do over the weekend.

The terra cotta work that we saw on the west (left-field) side of the park last year now extends toward the south (right-field) side. …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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