Wrigley Field construction update: October 7

With the 2018 Cubs season over, offseason construction is about to begin.

This winter, the Cubs are gaining an extra month of Wrigley Field construction time due to their early postseason exit.

I’m pretty sure everyone connected with the organization would have given that up for a deep October playoff run.

Sigh. Anyway, BCB’s David Sameshima went to Wrigley on Sunday, took the photos above, and filed this report:

I headed toward the lakefront Sunday to cheer on some friends running in the Chicago Marathon. Afterwards, I was passing by Wrigley Field, when I noticed the barricades going up once again around the ballpark. Visitors will be disappointed that the photo ops they expected might not be available due to the planned off season work.

I did not have a lot of time, but I walked around most of the ballpark to take these photos. The ballpark, and the neighborhood, will once again change before Opening Day. The open space around the Wintrust Right Field Gate (formerly Gate D) will likely disappear. An addition will be added to the ballpark here, incorporating a restaurant, bar and gift shop. The Addison Clark Project, south of Addison, should be open (the Baseballisms store is …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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