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Wrigley Field construction update: October 28

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It was a busy Sunday at the ballpark.

Much has changed around Wrigley Field since our last photo update. BCB’s David Sameshima visited the ballpark Sunday morning and sent me this report:

I arrived at the ballpark at 9:50 a.m. From the street, not much activity was visible. I started on the Addison Street side, and it was quite loud out on the street. It sounded like they were sandblasting inside.

Not really much is visible at this point. Lots of scaffolding platforms, to hold dumpsters outside the upper deck, and tarps.

The only really interesting thing I saw was that holes appear to have been drilled, in the top of the concrete panels, along the end of the third base line grandstands. One panel appears to have been attached to a crane, ready to be lifted away. I did not have time to stay, to see if they were going to remove this panel.

We’ll have more photos here later in the week. Now that the 2018 baseball season has officially been put to bed with the winning of the World Series by the Red Sox, we can begin counting down to the Cubs 2019 season. It’s 150 days until the Cubs open the 2019 season in Texas, and 161 days (23 weeks from today) until the home opener April 8 against the Pirates.