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Wrigley Field Construction Update: June 3

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There's something new in left field.

BCB's David Sameshima reports on his Wednesday visit to Wrigley Field, on which he found a new addition to the back of the left-field bleachers:

I ended up visiting late in the day. It looks like they are beginning to build a permanent staircase in the right field corner. They are getting close to finishing the exterior bleacher wall along Sheffield Avenue. They have brought up concession stands, for installation on the right field porch. On the Waveland Avenue side, they have now installed vent covers on the west end of the left field video board. There are now markers set up where the mounts are for the future left field advertising sign. There is a sign, with the silhouette of a pop bottle, attached to the far west mount.

So the Cubs have found one advertiser for a small fixed sign in left field (the pop bottle), and appear to be ready to install the other fixed sign that was approved for left field. Both of those locations are pretty much directly behind my seat location. It remains to be seen whether that sign will actually block any rooftop views. For the most part, there wasn't much blockage from the left-field video board.

Looks like they have done quite a bit of work this week with the Cubs out of town, and remember that even when the Cubs are home this month, eight of the 10 games are at night, meaning they can get quite a bit of work done during the day before the ballpark opens.

We'll have more photos here tomorrow.