Crane Kenney Talks Wrigley Field, Cubs Finances and Media Rights with Forbes

Crane Kenney sat down with Forbes’ Mike Ozanian while the Cubs were in New York playing the Yankees last month. The Cubs President of Business Operations discussed a variety of Cubs topics including the importance of Wrigley Field and the team’s media rights. According to the report from Forbes, “the Cubs are also in the […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Selig Sides with Cubs in Battle with the Rooftops

Bud Selig was at Wrigley Field on Wednesday to celebrate one of baseball’s cathedrals turning 100 years old. The Commissioner has a soft spot in his heart for Wrigley Field and he gave his support to the Ricketts family to “do whatever is legally possible” to help the team get the “$300 million ballpark renovation […]

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Reports: Ricketts Family Exploring Selling Minority Shares of the Cubs

According to reports from Comcast SportsNet, the Sun-Times, the Tribune and ESPN, the Ricketts family is “exploring opening the Cubs ownership to minority shareholders to help finance” the Wrigley Field Restoration project. Less than 24 hours after Tom Ricketts’ interview on Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports aired in which he told Armen Keteyian that he “comfortable […]

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Crane Kenney Talks Wrigley Field, Rooftops, Cubs Media Rights and Finances on The Game

Cubs President of Business Operations, Crane Kenney, spent time Monday morning with David Kaplan and David Haugh on The Game. Crane Kenney was pretty open during the long interview. Kenney discussed Wrigley Field and the Cubs’ media rights. Plus he provided details on the negotiations and the contract with the rooftops that he helped write.

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Tom Ricketts Discusses the Cubs, WGN and Provides Updates on Wrigley Field

After his annual meeting with the team prior to the first full squad workout, Tom Ricketts met with the media for his Spring State of the Cubs Address. The Cubs’ Chairman talked about the upcoming season, the team on the field and the minor league system. Tom Ricketts also discussed the team’s television and radio […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Reportedly Having Internal Discussions About Moving

Dan Bernstein leaked the news on Twitter last week “the Cubs frustration with the rooftops’ intransigence is high enough that they are discussing the unavoidable prospect of options elsewhere.” Bernstein’s report on Twitter surfaced two days after Keith Olbermann labeled the Cubs as the worst in sports for mentioning a possible move out of Wrigley […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Announced Partnership with Giordano’s Pizza

Last Tuesday, the Cubs and Giordano’s Pizza announced a partnership deal that made Giordano’s Pizza “the exclusive pizza partner of the team and Wrigley Field.” The new partnership was announced by Giordano’s CEO Yorgo Koutsogiorgas and Tom Ricketts. The Cubs and Giordano’s Pizza entered into a three-year contract that will expire following the 2016 season. As […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs and Rooftops Discuss Their Viewpoints on The Score

The Cubs and the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association were close to an agreement the week leading up to the convention that would have allowed the Cubs to begin the Wrigley Field Restoration Project and kept the matter out of the courts hands. But comments made at the convention did not sit well with the rooftops, a […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Sections of the Cubs Contract with the Rooftops

David Kaplan obtained a copy of the contract between the Cubs and the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association and published sections of the contract in two different reports. The Cubs have used the right words when referring to their plans for the 100-year old ballpark. The Cubs are expanding Wrigley Field in the fact the team is […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Apply for Permit, Rooftops Tell Lawyers to Proceed Accordingly

According to multiple reports, the Cubs applied for a building permit to begin construction on the 650-square foot see-through sign in right field late last Friday. The application was submitted online after talks between the team and the rooftop club owners stalled last Wednesday. Cubs’ spokesman, Julian Green said Monday, “We were hopeful we could […]

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