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Partial Power Outage at Wrigley Field Contributes to Postponement

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After a partial power outage at Wrigley Field contributed to Monday’s postponement, the Chicago Cubs will work to address the issue for Tuesday’s doubleheader. 

The Cubs were to have hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday evening, only for the game to be delayed over the threat of rain. During the delay, Wrigley Field experienced a limited power outage when the lights down the right-field line went out.

Later in the evening the grounds crew began preparing the field for the game and the lights came back on, only to go out once again. With additional rain the forecast, the decision was made to call the game and schedule a doubleheader for Tuesday. The Cubs said following the postponement that they would work to ensure that issues with the lights were resolved for Tuesday’s games. More from The Chicago Tribune:

“We are going to be actively working on this issue,” Julian Green, the Cubs’ vice president of communications and community affairs, said after the game was postponed. “We’re actively working on this and plan to have the ballpark fully operational by (Tuesday). We still haven’t gotten to the root cause of the limited power outage.”…

But in addition to the rain, the lights down the right-field line went out, as the lower bowl along the left-field line was dark.

The rain subsided enough for the grounds crew to prepare the field, and the power returned shortly after.

But more rain loomed as the bank of lights went out again, eventually causing the game to be postponed.

Weather permitting, the two teams will look to complete Tuesday’s doubleheader. The first game in the day/night twin bill is scheduled for 12:05 CST, with the second game following at 7:05.

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