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Wrigley Field Construction Update: March 19

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You will be very pleased about one part of this update in particular.

BCB's David Sameshima visited Wrigley Field Saturday and filed this report.

Since my last visit, I think quite a bit has changed. The McDonald's is finally "down". Besides more of the west side iron work being exposed, they are now painting. The Clark Street Sports tent store is now gone. I had a good look at the broadcast building, and the truck hookup facilities in that lot. They are building the stairs to the groundskeeper's cottage. The seats have been reinstalled in the upper deck, underneath the press box. Most of the fences along the Waveland Avenue sidewalk have been removed, so the paver bricks are now accessible. The ballhawk corner (Waveland and Kenmore) is where Yosh Kawano's name is located. The tarps underneathe the scoreboard has been removed. Finally, the exposed concrete under the scoreboard has finally been painted. [Emphasis added.]

Yes. You asked for it, and you got it. The concrete panel that had rust stains on it throughout the construction last year has been painted green. The best views are photos 33 and 34. I suspect this is one of the last things on the bleacher "punch list" and that means the bleacher portion of the renovation project is nearly complete.

Mike Bojanowski also visited Wrigley Field Saturday, and has some different views. I'll have his photoset here tomorrow.