Construction at Wrigley Field is going strong despite the fact that Opening Day is two weeks from Thursday. According to Cubs' executive Crane Kenney, though, the 104-year-old ballpark will be ready to go for the team's home opener April 9.
“We’re in great shape for the field to be ready April 9,” Kenney said to reporters Thursday.
“In fact, we’re a couple days ahead of schedule.”
Curtis Waltz of Aerialscapes inc. has been updating the construction on Twitter at @WrigleyAerials:
Wrigley in March. pic.twitter.com/c2XIrkL9Du— Wrigley Aerials (@WrigleyAerials) March 13, 2018
Just over 3 weeks and this board is back in business. pic.twitter.com/xSGaBAlELf— Wrigley Aerials (@WrigleyAerials) March 14, 2018
The 2018 Wrigley Reveal begins! pic.twitter.com/h7SMYflX2w— Wrigley Aerials (@WrigleyAerials) March 15, 2018
In addition to renovating the lower-bowl seating, construction will include expanded concessions as well as adding the American Airlines 1914 Club. The complete renovations timeline can be found here.