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Wrigley Field Construction Update: January 24

There was quite a bit of activity around the ballpark on Sunday.

BCB's David Sameshima returned to Wrigley Field Sunday afternoon and sent this comprehensive photoset showing work being done and how far the offseason project has progressed.

Unfortunately, pretty much every part of the ballpark where we'd want to see the work going in is covered in shrouds, leaving us to guess about what's going on inside. There are a few things we can see, including the new steel that's quite evident along the front of the ballpark. That, you can see quite clearly in photos 14 and 15.

You can also see the boards covering up work being done underneath the center-field scoreboard (photo 8, and 34 and 35). A new patio area will be completed there by Opening Night.

Photos 19 and 20 show a colorful brick pattern on the groundskeeper's cottage. Previous renderings had shown that this structure will eventually be returned to a replica of its original look, red brick. Decades of whitewash will be removed.

There will eventually be another patio added at the west end of the left-field bleachers (north end of the third-base grandstand). As you can see in photos 24, 25 and 26, no work has begun on this area; it still looks as it did at the end of the 2015 season. There is work going on underneath the bleachers in this corner, though, as you can see by the shrouds in photos 38 and 39.

As of today we stand 75 days until Opening Night, April 11. With the good weather helping, it seems like the ballpark will be ready to open on time (and with plenty of bathrooms!).

We should have more photos here over the weekend.