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Wrigley Field Construction Update: April 9

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Storms in the Chicago area Thursday prevented the crews from doing much work on the project.

Severe storms went through many parts of the Chicago area Thursday, with torrential downpours in some areas. I was out for a bit in the early afternoon and had to turn around on one side street I usually drive down as almost an entire block was submerged in standing water and I didn't want to attempt to drive through.

As you'll see from the report from BCB's David Sameshima, the weather had an impact on work -- or lack thereof -- at Wrigley Field Thursday.

I planned my visit today midday, between two storm fronts that were going to hit Chicago. I arrived around 1:30 p.m., during a break in the weather. I didn't expect to see any work in progress. My plan was to document that they weren't working today. As you surely know, the weather was very bad in the Chicago area all day Thursday.All was very quiet, except for the triangle lot. They were excavating there. Not much to report, except for a car which was parked on the sidewalk in front of the ticket windows. The next storm front was approaching, so I didn't hang around to find out what was the deal with that car.

I found it interesting that there was no video being shown on the video board and only one photo showing anything on the ribbon board (photo 18). You'd think they would be taking every opportunity to run more tests on these boards, especially with the sound issues they've been having.

David will return to the ballpark over the weekend so we'll have more updates on the progress of the bleacher construction then. We stand just 31 days until the left-field bleachers are supposed to reopen May 11.