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Wrigley Field Construction Update: March 29

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One week to go.

In addition to photos from BCB's David Sameshima from Sunday, we have this info on the jumbotron starting to be assembled Monday morning:

Here's David's report from Sunday.

I arrived at 6:00 p.m. It was 44 degrees (+36 wind chill). I started my visit in right field, and then made my way over to left field. The balllpark lights were not on, and the light was fading fast. I did not see any workers outside anywhere around the ballpark. It wasn't until I made my way over to left field that I see workers leaving at Gate K/J. This was around 6:45 p.m. When they moved their trucks, I did get a partial view through Gate K/J. From what I could see, there was no work taking place inside. What I could see looked pretty good. They must feel confident that they will be ready for Opening Night.This was my first visit since Thursday. The right-field bleacher structure has now been completed and the left field bleacher jumbotron structure has now been topped off. They have added two work employee gates along the Sheffield Avnue construction fence. That will probably make it easier for contractors to get through on game days, when Addison/Sheffield and Waveland/Sheffield should be crowded. That is where two of the main work gates are located. The doors to Gate Q are still missing, and the basket is still peeled back. The wooden support above the other right field gate are still in place.The tent is now in place above the VIP/Players' parking lot, in the Blue Lot along Seminary Avenue. There are two structures now installed in the former Gold Lot, which has been converted to become a broadcast center. There is a structure in the northeast corner of the lot. It appears that the broadcast cables lead into this building. There is also a restroom structure, along the northwest end of the lot. There are still temporary barricades at Clark and Addison to block off the immediate area under the marquee. The area in front of the normal ballpark ticket windows is still blocked off. Game tickets are still available for sale across the street at the Cubs Store.The ballpark appears to be really shaping up now, excluding the bleachers. With no work taking place during my early Sunday evening visit, they must feel confident that everything will be in place for opening night.

Remember, these photos are from Sunday. David also visited the park Monday afternoon and we'll have those photos no later than tomorrow morning. You should also know that the Cubs are expected to announce some Wrigley plans, including construction updates and information about traveling to the ballpark during the season, tomorrow afternoon, and we'll have details on that as well.