The Chicago Cubs today announced that, yes, the left and center field bleachers will open on schedule – the revised schedule, anyway.
When the Cubs take on the Mets at the start of the next home stand, beginning Monday, May 11, there will be fans in the bleachers. I will be among them, and I hope to see you there.
You can see the full details of the renovated bleachers at the Cubs’ dedicated bleacher page here. In short, the fullest of full amenities won’t be in place until July 3, but you’ll be able to do your normal bleacher things come Monday. The right field bleachers – home, as I call them – are on schedule for a June 11 open.
The Cubs also announced a number of group areas in the bleachers:
Budweiser Patio: The Budweiser Patio offers standing room and reserved seating below the new video board in right field with all-inclusive food and beverage; perfect for large groups of 50-150 fans. Beginning this season, the Budweiser Patio will feature an expanded footprint and additional concessions options. The Budweiser Patio will open June 11.
Budweiser Bleacher Suite: The enclosed Budweiser Bleacher Suite offers a premier gameday experience for groups of 50-100 guests. Located in center field, guests in the Budweiser Bleacher Suite enjoy a food and beverage package and easy access to the Budweiser Bleachers; this is a great space for corporate gatherings or large group events. The Budweiser Bleacher Suite will open May 11.
Left Field Porch: This large group space offers a mix of standing room and bleacher seating options beneath the new left field video board for groups of up to 100 people. Featuring an all-inclusive beverage package, the Left Field Porch is a great space for corporate employee engagement events or large group gatherings. The Left Field Porch will open May 11.
Right Field Porch: Similar to the Left Field Porch, this large group space offers a mix of standing room and bleacher seating options for groups of up to 100 people. Featuring an all-inclusive beverage package, the Right Field Porch is a great space for corporate employee engagement events or large group gatherings. The Right Field Porch will be open to all Budweiser Bleacher guests on select dates this season. The Right Field Porch will open June 11.
Left Field Well: The new Left Field Well features space close to the action in the first two rows above the left field wall with designated standing room and limited seating for groups of 15 to 50 fans. The Left Field Well offers guests the best view in the bleachers to catch all the action on the field and is perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties and special events. The Left Field Well will open May 11.
We should probably plan a BN event for the Right Field Porch at some point in the future. Doubt we’ll be able to get it together in time for this year because, realistically, we’ll have to coordinate with the Cubs on tickets and I’m not quite in a position, in terms of time, to be able to do that right now. But let’s all start thinking ahead. Could be a whole lot of fun.