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Cubs: Portion of Wrigley Field Bleachers to open May 11

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Cubs: Portion of Wrigley Field Bleachers to open May 11

The Cubs announced that the Budweiser Bleachers in left and center field will open on Monday, May 11 against the New York Mets. The debut of the Budweiser Bleachers will coincide with Cubs Charities' Pink out sponsored by Advocate Health Care. Each fan with a ticket in the Budweiser Bleachers for Monday's game will receive a "Pink Out" t-shirt, promoting breast cancer prevention and awareness.

The enhanced Bleachers will include renovated concessions, new video boards featuring a mix of game and player stats, video replays, historical Cubs footage, behind-the-scenes interviews with the team and much more. In addition to general admission seating in the Bleachers, there will be enhanced spaces providing an atmosphere and extra space for groups of various sizes.

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“There’s no experience quite like sitting in the Budweiser Bleachers for a Cubs game,” Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney said. “With new group spaces, wider concourses and expanded concession service, we are excited to open the Budweiser Bleachers for our next homestand and celebrate the relaunch of one of the most popular seats in sports with our legacy partner, Anheuser-Busch.”

The Cubs and Budweiser have also partnered up to present Budweiser Bleacher Fridays on select days throughout the season, featuring pre and post-game entertainment, giveaways, special food, beverages and more.

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The target date for the right field bleachers to open remains as planned for June 11. Construction will continue throughout the next two months to add new spaces, concessions and additional amenities. The enhanced Budweiser Bleachers will be completed by early July and the Cubs will host a celebratory event for guests in the Budweiser Bleachers on Friday, July 3.

Budweiser Bleacher tickets are available for sale at Cubs.com, by phone at 1-800-THE-CUBS, or at the Wrigley Field Ticket Windows. For more information visit cubs.com/bleachers.

Check out some renderings of the enhanced bleachers via Cubs Media:

Cubs' Javier Báez, wife Irmarie are expecting a second child

Cubs' Javier Báez, wife Irmarie are expecting a second child

Cubs shortstop Javier Báez made a big announcement on Monday: he and his wife, Irmarie, are expecting a second child. 

Báez revealed the news in an adorable social media post with the help of his 2-year-old son, Adrian.

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Congrats to the Báez family!

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Cubs GM Jed Hoyer on unrest in Chicago: 'There's so much tension in the world'

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer on unrest in Chicago: 'There's so much tension in the world'

Cubs manager David Ross learned on Monday of the previous night’s unrest in downtown Chicago from his players. Some lived close enough for it to wake them up.

“I just listened to their stories,” Ross said. “I just feel like every day there’s something new. And I hope … our world gets back to being better in so many ways: health, society, emotionally, trying to get back to loving one another as best we can, as human beings.”

Police, responding to a call about a man with a gun, shot a young man in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. According to police, the individual was 20 years old and shot first as he fled from a confrontation. The officers returned fire. The young man was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, according to Chicago police Superintendent David Brown.

CPD Deputy Chief Yolanda Talley told reporters that misinformation about the age of the individual spread. Investigators said the same misinformation sparked the destruction downtown in the early hours of Monday morning.

Hundreds of people gathered downtown, vandalizing and looting stores along the Magnificent Mile and surrounding areas. More than 100 people were arrested. A civilian and a private security guard were shot, according to the Chicago Tribune. Thirteen police officers were injured.

“There's so much tension in the world right now,” Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said, “between the economy, unemployment numbers and COVID, just a constant sense of anxiety is over your daily lives, that violence… is going to happen with all this tension.

“And I think that the hope is that we can release that tension here hopefully soon, whether it's through a vaccine, or through controlling the virus better or improving the economy because with so much tension on everyone's lives right now, it's a sad end result of what's happening.”