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Cubs Talk Bleacher Backup Plan & Opening Day Alternatives

rendering via the Chicago Cubs

During a bloggers forum last week, Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney told assembled writers that the current bleacher reconstruction project may not be ready for opening day. According to a transcript posted at the Wrigley Renovations blog, the project ran into a snag during work in the left outfield, when it was discovered that an aged water main required an upgrade that crews did not anticipate.

Kenney suggested that average opening day attendance of 30,000 fans means there will be seats left over to accommodate season ticketholders displaced by the delays. He expects any delay to only run through the opening home stand against the Rockies, which starts April 10. Afterwards, a radically different ballpark with new video boards and outfield signs should be ready for its closeup.

·Wrigley Field Bleachers May Not Be Ready for Opening Day [ESPN]
·First ever bloggers forum with the Chicago Cubs [Wrigley Renovations]

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