Concrete construction barricades already in place will line the outer edge of the sidewalk along the south side of the stadium as the team and city officials work out specifics of how to build and pay for the permanent fortifications. Cubs spokesman Julian Green said the work will include widening the sidewalk by four feet.
Who pays for the changes on Addison still needs to get worked out, Green said.
“It’s a public way, so obviously it will take some resources, not just from the Cubs” to widen the sidewalk and put in “bollards” like the posts or heavy concrete planters found ringing federal buildings and other facilities seen as possible terrorist targets, he said.
[Mayor Rahm] Emanuel told reporters Wednesday that he’s looking to get federal money to help pay for the work.