CHICAGO (AP) — Construction equipment is starting to take big bites out of Wrigley Field's exterior outfield walls.
The demolition of the famous bleachers at the historic ballpark in Chicago is part of a project to build a large electronic sign and six other outfield signs.
Chicago Cubs spokesman Julian Green said Thursday that the affected walls won't be rebuilt for several weeks. He says the ivy-covered outfield wall will not be taken down.
The work is part of the Cubs' privately funded $575 million renovation project. The Cubs started the project despite a legal fight involving owners of rooftop businesses across the street.
Those businesses fear their views of the field will be blocked. They have sued the city.