Here’s what the Cubs said in an email last week to neighborhood residents about this work:
Starting Monday, August 18, portions of Waveland and Sheffield avenues will be closed to allow work to begin by the City of Chicago to relocate underground water and sewer infrastructure. Once complete, this will allow the plans for renovation of the Wrigley Field bleachers.
As we outlined during the discussion last summer, current parking lanes on Waveland and Sheffield will be removed and the Cubs will offer free parking on non-event days in the Green Lot at 1126 W. Grace for residents of the immediate neighborhood. Residents in the area bordered by Addison on the South, Racine/Clark to the West, Irving Park on the North and Wilton on the East can come to the Cubs office at 3721 N. Clark and fill out a neighbor parking application and receive a sticker which will allow Green Lot access. To be issued a Green Lot sticker, residents must have a valid City of Chicago vehicle sticker and proof of address. As the season concludes, we will begin work in other parking lots around Wrigley Field. Much of this work won’t impact fan access and gameday operations, so construction outside the ballpark may begin before the season ends. Following the conclusion of the baseball season, we will begin the Budweiser Bleacher expansion and anticipate completion by Opening Day 2015.