With the Cubs on the road, the construction project can pick up the pace a little. BCB's David Sameshima visited the ballpark and filed this report.
I arrived at 2:00 p.m. It was 47 degrees with a 39 degree wind chill. I didn't see any work taking place up in the right field video board structure. It was very windy, so they may have postponed working up there today for that reason. There were a few contractors working in the right field bleachers. The fence along the back of the bleachers now extends behind the scoreboard.They were working on the concrete blocks that appear to be forming the base of the exterior bleacher wall along Waveland Avenue. They were also continuing to work under the left field bleachers to remove the wood boards used to form the concrete.They did have the equipment on Waveland to transfer concrete. Two concrete trucks arrived during my visit, but they were waiting for something. During my visit, no concrete was transferred.I was surprised to see that all the side curtains have been removed from the VIP/Players Parking Lot. Also, the players' cars were not parked inside. They usually do park their cars here when the team goes on the road. The Cubs do have 24-hour security, so in the past the cars are have always been protected during road trips.
We'll have another update with more photos tomorrow.