Bleacher bums rejoice!
The Chicago Cubs have announced (again) that the left field bleachers will be ready to go and will open up on Monday, May 11 against the New York Mets.
The Cubs released a press release this morning officially making the announcement. When the bleachers open up it will be to expanded capacity of 500 people including two standing room sections on the new left field porch. The left field porch is designed for group outings and includes a beverage package. The sections will be called “The Well” and “The Porch” and can accommodate up to 150 people.
A new concession area with expanded walkways will also be available for fans. The team announced that there will be more room to purchase concessions with the project including right field when it opens. Construction crews will continue to work underneath the bleachers during game days and will try to minimize the noise levels as much as possible. Bathrooms underneath the bleachers will all be open to accommodate fans, despite problems on Opening Night inside the stadium.
Cubs announce (again) that LF bleachers will be ready by May 11. And new renderings: pic.twitter.com/EqQWX9cdpn
— Danny Ecker (@DannyEcker) May 5, 2015
The team has released tickets for the remaining regular season home games on their website with prices ranging from $17 to $65 for basic bleacher seats.
In addition to the announcement of the left field bleachers opening on time, the team also says the right field bleachers are on track to open on June 11th. More information on the right field project will be available as the date approaches.
For more information please check out the Cubs official announcement on the re-opening of the bleachers.