The Wrigley Field bleachers won’t be ready for the start of the season

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The MLB season will begin on April 5 when the Cubs host the Cardinals at Wrigley Field for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, but the stadium will still be a work in progress. As hinted in late November, Cubs business operations president Crane Kenney announced today at the team’s annual Cubs Convention event that the bleachers won’t be ready in time due to delays in their renovation project.

Below are some details about the situation:

Well, that’s a bummer. Interestingly, Kenney said (via Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago) they talked to the Brewers about playing in Miller Park (which is about 90 miles north of Chicago) when formulating their renovation plan, but they ultimately opted against it and will now have to make the best out of the situation.