Part of the Wrigley Field bleachers will reopen next week


The Cubs’ renovation of Wrigley Field continues, with the team announcing that the left and center field portions of the bleachers will reopen next week. There are some new lounge-type areas below the scoreboard and a suite thing, all described here, with some pictures. But this one sticks out the most:

Left Field Well: The new Left Field Well features space in the first two rows above the left field wall with designated standing room and limited seating for groups of 15 to 50 fans. It will open Monday.

Standing room in front of fans and right above opposing players. I cannot see how that could possibly go wrong. Unless, of course, they jack up the price of bleacher seats and access to that area so high that none of the drunk, post-college crew can afford it, thereby cutting down on the obnoxiousness. Which, I dunno, could be a good thing depending on your point of view.