As the calendar continues to barrel towards a new year, the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field renovations are marching on, as well.
On Twitter, Ariel Cheung posted some images to update you on the progress at the stadium and remind you what the finished product is going to look like:
— Ariel Cheung (@arielfab) November 16, 2016
And @WrigleyAerials provides the overhead shot on the inside of the stadium:
The Wrigley Field construction zone. pic.twitter.com/i7q23gSmFZ
— Wrigley Aerials (@WrigleyAerials) November 27, 2016
At Cubs.com, Carrie Muskat offers more details surrounding the work at and around Wrigley Field, including what will and will not be done by the start of the 2017 season.
Most notably, both the home and visiting bullpens are being moved underneath the outfield bleachers and a new seating area will be created in the bullpens’ place. Wrigley was one of the last stadiums with exterior bullpens, so they will be losing one unique characteristic, but I think getting the relievers and the mounds out of the outfielders’ way is definitely a safe move (no matter what Travis Wood might’ve thought).
According to Muskat, the other offseason projects at Wrigley Field will “include partial facade restoration on Addison Street, structural improvements in right field, replacing terrace reserved seats and replacing some seats behind home plate.” Construction on the office building and plaza just west of Wrigley Field (on Clark) and the hotel at Clark and Addison will continue through the winter, as well.
The Chicago Tribune has an excellent photo slide show of the work going on in the area, so be sure to check that out too. And, if you want, you can get updates on the projects and see renderings at WrigleyField.com.