Demolition of Wrigley bleachers begins 9/29

After doing battle with rooftop club owners for decades and waiting years for City Hall sign-off, the Cubs are not about to stand on ceremony before embarking on the team’s $575 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the land around it.

On Monday, the project begins in earnest with demolition of the Wrigley bleachers.

The right- and left-field walls and all of the bleacher seats inside will be torn down and rebuilt. But, not before the stadium walls are moved out onto Waveland and Sheffield to make way for wider concourses, new outfield light standards and concessions, bull pens beneath the stands and caissons to hold seven outfield signs, including two video scoreboards.

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