Wrigley Field looking green again
The massive reconstruction of Wrigley Field's playing surface, started shortly after the close of the season, is now showing signs of life.
Crews began putting down new sod Wednesday, starting with the infield and working their way across the 93-year-old ballpark.
The project, which includes a total renovation of the drainage system and the removal of the field's crown, is expected to be completed by the end of the month.
White Sox groundskeeper Roger Bossard is overseeing the project, which will eventually be turned over to Cubs groundskeeper Roger Baird for upkeep.
As part of the reconstruction, about 7,500 tons of dirt were removed and the playing surface was lowered about 14 inches, according to Cubs officials. Additionally, about 6,000 feet of piping was installed to hold up to 60,000 gallons of water.