Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftops Won’t Sue if Number of OF Signs Reduced, Cubs Moving Forward with Revised Plan

Wrigley Plan - 052714According to multiple reports, the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association has agreed not to pursue legal action against the Cubs for blocking the views of the rooftops if the team goes back to the sign package that was approved last year by the Landmarks Commission and install only two outfield signs.

The rooftop owners have reached out to the team with the new proposal to only install the video board in left field and the see-through sign in right field. And if the Cubs agreed, the rooftops would not sue the team. The attempt by the rooftops is to keep more of their views from being blocked.

PrintThe Cubs have reportedly not responded to the rooftops proposal.

The Cubs are on the Landmarks Commission agenda for Thursday, July 10 to receive approval to erect seven signs in the outfield that would take up about 56 percent of the outfield with 20 feet of space between each sign according to a report from Crain’s Chicago Business.

Cubs’ spokesman Julian Green released the following statement:

“We are 100 percent focused on presenting our revised expansion plan to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Our construction timetable depends on getting the required approvals at that meeting so that must be our priority at this time.”

The Tribune spoke with Jim Lourgos, a rooftop club owner, and he said the “rooftops have been working very hard to find a solution that works for everyone.”

Danny Ecker reported that it is unclear if the rooftops will pursue legal action if the Landmarks Commission approves the Cubs revised plan on July 10 that includes seven signs in the outfield. If the Cubs receive approval from Landmarks next week, the team “intends to break ground quickly on the triangle property adjacent to the stadium to begin building a new 30,000-square-foot, bi-level underground clubhouse.”

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