Cubs to ask to work around the clock on Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs officials plan to ask the city for permission to work around the clock to speed up Wrigley Field renovations.

Their comments came Monday during a media tour of the $375 million stadium construction project that began late last year.

The iconic ballpark will open for the season on April 5 without bleachers, which were torn down as part of the project. Officials say that’s a loss of about 5,000 seats.

The left-field bleachers should be open in May, followed by the right-field bleachers in June.

The team says a new left-field video board should be installed and working by opening day.

But the Cubs say steelwork has been delayed by February’s extreme cold. That’s why they want the approval to work day and night.