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Wrigley Field construction update: December 31

It’s bitterly cold, but the project continues.

Despite weather in Chicago that had low temperatures below zero and highs barely above, there was plenty of activity at the Wrigley Field construction project.

BCB’s Mike Bojanowski was at the ballpark Sunday and filed this report:

These photos were taken Sunday, December 31, a bright but frigid day. Construction continued on a limited basis, but all work was internal to the ballpark.

The biggest visible changes continue to be at the J & K left field corner gates. Two separate, and perhaps related, structures are going up, at this point the blocks are being laid. The weather, and the end of the usual holiday shopping, no doubt affected the crowds, they were understandably smaller than they have been.

Many thanks for all attention.

The Cubs will be hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates 98 days (14 weeks) from today, Monday, April 9. For all those who worried that the Cubs wouldn’t finish construction in time, in all but the first year of this project (after they learned the lesson the hard way on Opening Day 2015) they have been ready to go for the home opener, with only a few things remaining to be completed on each year’s work.

We hope to have more photos later in the week.