Wrigley Field will never be the same again. After months of negotiation and legal challenges, the Chicago Cubs are set to begin the $575 million renovation of the Friendly Confines. Read more here. Watch news report here.
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Owners of the rooftop clubs near Wrigley Field sued the city Thursday, seeking to block a city-backed plan that will allow the Cubs to expand the aging ballpark. Read more here
In a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Wrigley Field’s brick and ivy outfield wall. Read more and view photos here.
The Chicago Cubs have taken a step toward with their plan to renovate Wrigley Field, as the city’s landmarks commission on Thursday signed off on a project that includes a second video board, outfield signs as big as 650 square feet, light standards in the outfield and seats replacing the current bullpens down the foul lines. Read more and watch news report here. Read more here.
The Chicago Cubs are on the July 10 agenda for the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and expect to win approval for their revised plan to renovate Wrigley Field, including seven outfield signs — two of them video scoreboards. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link. Meanwhile, the rooftop owners have agreed not to sue if only two signs are erected. Read more here.
The Chicago Cubs released a revised plan for Wrigley Field’s renovation Tuesday that calls for new signs, including some that would block the view from nearby rooftop venues, and warn that the team’s management would consider moving to another site if they are not allowed to control their ballpark. Read more here. Watch video from Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. Go to WrigleyField.com.