The Wrigley Field bleachers in left and centerfield will open on Monday, May 11, against the New York Mets. This is the first major construction on the bleachers since 1937.
The bleacher tickets are going for $29 on the Cubs website for Monday, and every fan will receive a pink t-shirt sponsoring breast cancer awareness.
As Sports Illustrated pointed out:
If you think about the history of the bleachers and their importance to the character of Wrigley Field, they’re important, Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney siad. I think there will be some new views from new spaces that were created for our groups. … We’re going to have a great re-opening of a very important part of the ballpark.
The entrance to the bleachers will have a different look, as well. Photo courtesy of MLB.com:
Bleachers will have a platform above the entrance where concessions and restrooms are located.
The team said when all the bleacher renovations are complete, the bleachers’ capacity will increase by 500 seats, but the capacity of the stadium will stay at 42,495.
The right field bleachers are set for completion on June 11, and the right field bleachers feature a porch area behind the bleachers.
The entire Budweiser Bleachers will be completed on July 3, and the Cubs will host a celebratory event.