Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Pitch Moving Exterior Wall to Accommodate Jumbotron

According to a report from DNAinfo.com Chicago, the Cubs have proposed moving the left field exterior wall out eight feet in order to minimize blocking the views of the rooftop clubs. Moving the wall would take up part of Waveland Avenue, basically reducing the width of Waveland and possibly eliminating parking on either side of the street.

The report from DNAinfo.com Chicago explained when the bleachers were expanded in 2006 “the exterior walls were rebuilt, with cantilevers extending above the Waveland Avenue sidewalk below.” The Cubs think if they move back the wall eight feet to accommodate the jumbotron, moving the screen closer to the buildings would improve the line of sight angles and cut down on the possibility of interfering with the rooftop views.

The report also indicates that while the talks are progressing, the Cubs “have been asking for more without laying down details of everything they want.”

A Cubs source told Serena Dai and Ted Cox that the team “is open to a proposal involving moving exterior walls and that the team has always sought idea to accommodate the rooftops as best as possible.”

Full Report from DNAinfo.com Chicago

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Raymond-Robert-Koenig/1295439291 Raymond Robert Koenig

    The Cubs need to stop bending over for the rooftop owners and the city.

  • SomeGuy27

    Now Tunney is bitching about the number of night games. The Cubs need to introduce a new suitor into the mix and threaten a move.

  • Billy Buck

    i’ll say this a hundred times………just move!

  • calicub

    a goats head? i can’t believe that

    • Aaron

      You can’t? Sadly, nothing surprises me about Chicago, and I lived there. It’s one of the most corrupt cities on earth. Pure intimidation, and I don’t doubt for a minute that Tunney and his crew were involved in some way.

      • John_CC

        On Earth?

        • 07GreyDigger

          Haha. Yeah I imagine any of those African nations that starve their own people to gain wealth are a tad more corrupt…

  • Tom U

    Breaking news: Jorge Soler ejected from Daytona’s game after a bench clearing brawl. According to reports, Soler rushed the Clearwater dugout with his bat after odjecting to some comments by their second baseman.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MAXHERE17 Max Waisvisz

    very easy solution… 3701 Kenmore where the United sign is located is for sale at cost to the cubs. This is 125 square feet wide. Cubs don’t wont to buy it , they rather be in a lawsuit with the rooftops. Also the city can make Kenmore street into a cudesac and extend the Jumbotron another 50 square feet. Making it the biggest Jumbotron ever…. Instead the cubs want the sidewalk for a 65 ton jumbotron and block the rooftops… It doesnt make sense when they’re getting 4 million from the rooftops.. bottom line BUY 3701 KENMORE AND IT WILL SOLVE ALL YOUR PROMBLEMS…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/MAXHERE17 Max Waisvisz

    very easy solution… 3701 Kenmore where the United sign is located is for sale at cost to the cubs. This is 125 square feet wide. Cubs don’t wont to buy it , they rather be in a lawsuit with the rooftops. Also the city can make Kenmore street into a cudesac and extend the Jumbotron another 50 square feet. Making it the biggest Jumbotron ever…. Instead the cubs want the sidewalk for a 65 ton jumbotron and block the rooftops… It doesn’t make sense when they’re getting 4 million from the rooftops.. bottom line BUY 3701 KENMORE AND IT WILL SOLVE ALL YOUR PROMBLEMS…..

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