Hard hats have replaced baseball caps at historic Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs prepare to start a massive renovation project.
On Monday, the historic ballpark began looking like a construction zone. Nothing was torn down, but chain-link fencing ringed most of the park and construction crews were at work.
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Cubs spokesman Julian Green says electrical wires were removed and pipes were disconnected. Green says portions of the bleachers will come down in a few weeks.
The first phase of the $575 million project is to include new bleachers and seven outfield signs. One sign will be bigger than the existing manual centerfield scoreboard.
The project is starting despite a legal fight between the team and owners of rooftop businesses across the street. They fear their views will be blocked.