New Wrigley Field bleachers won't be ready for opener

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • The Cubs say new Wrigley Field bleachers won't be ready for the April 5 season opener. The left- and right-field bleachers are being replaced as part of a five-year overhaul of the ballpark that turned 100 last season.

    The Cubs say new Wrigley Field bleachers won't be ready for the April 5 season opener. The left- and right-field bleachers are being replaced as part of a five-year overhaul of the ballpark that turned 100 last season. Daily Herald File Photo

 
Updated 1/17/2015 4:14 PM

The Cubs say new Wrigley Field bleachers won't be ready for the April 5 season opener.

The left- and right-field bleachers are being replaced as part of a five-year overhaul of the ballpark that turned 100 last season.

 

Carl Rice, the Cubs' vice president of ballpark operations, said Saturday that the left-field bleachers won't be ready until early May, and the right-field ones in late May.

About 1,000 season-ticket holders can choose to get a full refund for games before May 11, a credit or relocate to the grandstand.

The team also said the left-field videoboard should be ready by April 5, but the smaller one will come in May.

Meanwhile, chairman Tom Ricketts confirmed the Cubs bought several neighboring buildings and plan to run them as rooftop businesses.

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