It’s been baseball-type weather in Chicago for the last several days and that sent BCB’s Mike Bojanowski over to Wrigley Field on the weekend for some photos. Here’s the report he sent me.
These photos were taken during the weekend of February 18-19. It was very busy both days, and some areas are now taking on a nearly-finished look. The ticket windows and sidewalks along Waveland are now clear, in anticipation of the grand scene early next week, when tickets will go on sale at the ticket windows in photo 2. I did my best to get a look at the plaza itself, compliments of the CTA #22 line.
During Al’s conversation with Tom Ricketts and Julian Green, he asked what was beneath the excavation being made for the 1914 Club. The answer was “Dirt.” Photo 15 shows some of that dirt, out in front of the main entrance. It’s very yellow and of high sand content, part of the ancient Lake Michigan shoreline on which Wrigley is built.
In reference to the ticket windows, please note that although tickets go on sale this Friday, those windows will not be open for advance ticket sales until Monday, February 27. At that time they will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday prior to Opening Night.
It’s 48 days until Opening Night when the Cubs will face the Dodgers, one day less than seven weeks away. I have no doubts that the ballpark will be ready, especially if the weather continues to cooperate. (And I hope it continues to cooperate like this well into April!)