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Wrigley Field Construction Update: March 24

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11 days to go till Opening Night, and they seem to be making progress.

BCB's David Sameshima spent quite a bit of his Tuesday at Wrigley Field. Here's his report on the day's activities:

I arrived at 3:00 p.m. It was 33 degrees (+22 wind chill). Most of the snow from Monday's storm was now gone. It was still very cold. They have removed the decals from the outer walls of the Cubs Store. Now there are mystery players left on the walls (photo 54). There was equipment parked outside Gate K/J, so I was only able to get one photo of the inside of the concourse. Had a lost motorist drive up on the Waveland Avenue sidewalk toward me. I saw piles of steel girders on both Waveland and Sheffield -- that's a good sign. They've installed fence poles in the open space,in front of the VIP/Players parking tent. There's not much room for the alley for residents on Clifton Avenue (just west of that parking tent, photo 28). I did see some ballpark operations staff working around the ballpark. Workers were using a high pressure air hose to break up ice on the left field bleacher girders.Didn't see much work taking place on Waveland Avenue. The primary bleacher work was taking place in left field on the jumbotron structure. I did not plan on staying late, but I did, and so I have some more nighttime photos of the construction. They started packing up in left field around 7:45 p.m., but the concrete work at Waveland and Sheffield continued until 8:00 p.m. That is when I left.Whenever I visit, the same marquee display often greets me upon my arrival. Last night, the same message was on display when I was leaving. It was the message promoting the Wrigley Field tours. I do wonder when they will begin offering tours again.

David will be back at the ballpark Wednesday afternoon so we should have more photos here tomorrow.