The day after the Chicago Cubs season came to a close at the hands of the LA Dodgers, the tearing up of the "friendly confines" began--with a vengeance.

If you remember the aerial shots of Wrigley Field you saw at the end of the season, you'll enjoy comparing and contrasting then with now:

It seems the Cubs are hard at work installing a bunch of new "amenities" for both players and fans to enjoy in the upcoming seasons.

From the Chicago Tribune:

The most noticeable difference in 2018 will be the relocating and widening of the dugouts, which will be moved from 15 to 30 feet down the left and right field lines and should provide more air circulation and better sight lines for the players.

Much of the excavation on the first and third base sides is designed for the Makers Mark Barrel Room and the W Club and is scheduled to open in 2019. Construction on the Catalina Club, located in the upper level behind home plate, also is targeted for 2019.


The Cubs are also expanding concession areas, but those improvements aren't scheduled to be completed until the 2019 season.

As you probably know, this isn't the first time that Wrigley Field has been torn up and rebuilt:

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