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Wrigley Field construction update: January 9

Progress continues, especially in left and right field.

BCB’s Sara Sanchez visited Wrigley Field Wednesday morning and filed this report:

While the Cubs haven’t announced their Spring Training arrival dates yet, Murphy’s Bleachers is using the most optimistic timeline for their countdown and with 35 days to go until pitchers and catchers start to report, I took a walk around the ballpark to see how the 1060 Project is progressing. Workers were busy despite it being positively frigid in Chicago this morning. I apologize in advance if any of these photos are blurry from shivering.

The right field corner is still the busiest place in the ballpark. There were active welders, cement mixers and more transforming what used to be a patio into new seating and connecting it to the bleacher wall. On the Clark Street side of right field you can see that they are starting to put up some really nice metal work on the outside of the concourse.

The cranes have moved from the Clark side of the marquee to the area near Gallagher Way and while there are fewer workers on the left field side of the park activity there has picked up as well. There is a connector being built between the left field bleacher wall and the ticket gates that went up last off season.

Here’s hoping the pace of activity helps the construction workers stay warm today, the real feel is hovering in the single digits at the corner of Clark and Addison.

Opening Day at Wrigley, April 8 with the Cubs taking on the Pirates, is now just 89 days away.