CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are still far from completing even the first of the four phases of renovations for Wrigley Field.
The left and center field bleachers won't be ready until mid-May; the right field bleachers are now scheduled to open in June. The video board in left should ready by Opening Day.
Since construction started at the end of last season this is first time we have really seen the inside of the ballpark.
Crews have gutted the concourses and replaced support beams, and the plan is to move those movable concession and beer stands that once crowded the concourse into the stadium itself -- and out of people's way trying to move around the stadium.
The work will continue throughout the season, and in order to make up for lost time, the Cubs plan on asking the city to work longer hours -- which means people living near the park will hear Wrigley renovation being done throughout the night.
The Cubs still need the city's approval before anyone starts working overtime.