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Wrigley Field bleachers may not be ready for season opener
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Wrigley Field bleachers may not be ready for season opener
Wednesday November 26th, 2014

Construction on new bleachers at Wrigley Field might not be completed before the Chicago Cubs open the 2015 season, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

There have been several delays to the project, many of which stem from the old pipes on Sheffield Avenue. The plan was for foundation work to be finished in early October, but the pipes have delayed the installation of a new water main. Cold weather last week also slowed down construction.

Wrigley Field is undergoing significant renovations in the outfield. Construction began last month to add 300 seats in the outfield bleachers and add a pair of video boards, which will be the first in the history of the stadium. The bullpens will also be moved under the new outfield bleachers. The entire renovation process will be done in phases over several offseasons.

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The Cubs will open the 2015 season on April 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first night home opener in franchise history.

Chicago finished in last place in the NL Central last season at 73-89. They hired Joe Maddon as manager to replace Rick Renteria earlier this month.

• VERDUCCI: In hiring Maddon, Cubs get fresh thinking, star power

- Paul Palladino

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