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The field at Wrigley looks pretty good after last week’s concerts

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Here are some aerial views from Sunday.

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There’s always concern about the shape of Wrigley Field’s playing surface after the ballpark hosts concerts.

There were three shows last week, one from Tom Petty and two by Dead and Company. It rained pretty hard during one of those shows.

As you can see from the aerial photographs taken Sunday afternoon by Curtis Waltz, it looks like the field is in pretty good baseball shape. When these photos were taken just before 1 p.m. Sunday, they were still removing the plastic covers that cover the outfield so that seating can be placed there, as well as other equipment that was stacked outside the right-field corner of the ballpark.

The grounds crew still had work to do, obviously, and will have all day Monday to continue putting the field back in its best playing shape before Tuesday afternoon’s Cubs game against the Rays.

There are seven more concerts scheduled at Wrigley this summer:

July 15: Jimmy Buffett/Huey Lewis
July 17: James Taylor
August 11: Billy Joel
August 12: Florida Georgia Line
August 24: Green Day
August 25: Lady Gaga
August 26: Zac Brown Band

And so, the grounds crew will have to do this all over again after three of the next four road trips.

If you like Curtis Waltz’ aerial photography, check out his other work at aerialscapes.com.


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