CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they will seek permission to work longer hours on renovations at Wrigley Field, but not to work 24 hours a day.
The comment Tuesday from the Cubs came after Mayor Rahm Emanuel said city building ordinances prohibit work being done at all hours.
Cubs officials suggested Monday they would ask for city permission to work around the clock on the massive renovation project to get the iconic ballpark ready for the April 5 opening day. The team said Tuesday that it wants to expand the work schedule to 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The work is currently being done from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Cubs say they need the additional hours because the winter weather has put the project behind schedule.