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Wrigley Field Construction Update: May 3

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There's a new staircase in left field.

In addition to construction updates, today's photoset (taken during Sunday's game) gives you some idea of the logistics surrounding a major-league baseball game. BCB's David Sameshima filed this report.

I arrived at 3:00 p.m. I arrived just in time to catch the visiting team buses and equipment truck arrive on Sheffield Avenue. It's a tricky maneuver as they must back in on Sheffield. I also captured what Addison Street looks like with all the buses staging for the after-game crowds.Even though there was a game going on, and it was Sunday afternoon, there was quite a bit of work still taking place behind the bleachers. The most visible change was a new staircase that has been installed in the far left field corner of the bleachers.The exterior bleacher wall now extends all the way down Sheffield Avenue to the Gate Q area. The exterior wall is furthest along, near the main bleacher gate area. Waveland Avenue was quite congested with the Cubs team buses, and equipment truck, in place for getaway day.

Reports early Monday indicated that the panels for the right-field video board had arrived, and would likely be installed before the team returns home next Monday to play the Mets, the day the left-field bleachers will be open:

It's entirely possible the right-field video board will be operational sometime during the next homestand, which would be ahead of schedule.