After a month of looking into a vacant outfield during games, the Cubs will finally open the left and center field bleachers for tonight's 7:05pm game against the New York Mets.
When the bleacher bums arrive to Wrigley Field tonight to take back their rightful spot in left field, they'll notice some new additions alongside the return of the traditional general admission bleacher seats. Directly above the wall in left field is an area called "The Well", which is a standing-room only area that holds up to 50 people.
Another new standing-room only area dubbed "The Porch" is located directly underneath the new video board. This area, which is also intended to host groups, sits up to 100 people and includes an exclusive drink package with admission. The Cubs say this area is perfect for corporate outings, presumably because it gives management and executives of companies the opportunity to enjoy some of the amenities of the suite boxes in an outdoor setting without having to interact with the peons who populate the stands.
The Budweiser Bleacher Suites, an enclosed area in center field that seats up to 100 people, will also open tonight. The suites provide a food and drink package and offers a setting similar to what you would find in traditional box suite, except with a view of the ballgame from the outfield. Think of it as a bomb shelter protecting you, your employees and your clients as the debauchery of the bleachers continues unabated outside.
And of course, the regular bleacher seats will also open tonight in left field, bringing back an ambience that's been missing from Wrigley since the season started. Ticket prices for regular bleacher seats range from $17–$65 depending on the game, prices for the new standing-room only areas range from $22–$115 depending on the package and the only way you're getting into the suites is if your boss invites you. The right field bleachers are still slated to open on June 11.
Most importantly, the bathrooms in left field are fully functional and ready for use.