I've already written almost exactly the same story
, but for people who can't bear to miss anything, there's a brief Associated Press piece
out this morning mentioning that the ballpark
's structural steel and concrete work is almost complete, and that the "Topping Out" party has been scheduled for July 11. (This WTOP rewrite of the piece
jumps the gun a little--the work isn't done just yet; but there is a fun picture
of a worker installing the seats in the right field upper deck.) And, as mentioned before, they need to get the construction equipment out of the infield so that digging for the drainage system can begin; the turf will be put down in October. (UPDATE:
In fact, the AP piece sounds a lot like my DC Extra blurb today
on the topping out.) And just to clarify, the steel and concrete work probably won't be 100% finished on the day of the party, but will likely be finished by the end of July.