Cubs to start season with first night home opener in team history
The game was originally scheduled for Monday, April 6, but ESPN 2 decided to pick up the game.
Wrigley Field is undergoing significant renovations in the outfield this season. 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.
The Cubs finished 73-89 last season and in last place in the NL Central.
- Paul Palladino