Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Chicago Plan Commission Unanimously Approves Cubs Proposal

The Cubs passed another major hurdle on Thursday afternoon, one the Cubs called a “tremendous step forward,” when the Chicago Plan Commission unanimously approved the team’s proposal to restore Wrigley Field. In a surprising turn of events, Ald. Tom Tunney told the commissioners he backs the Cubs plan, “although he continued to discuss with the […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ald. Tunney Adds to List of Demands

Alderman Tom Tunney added to the list of his demands on Wednesday just a day before the Cubs were set to meet with the Chicago Plan Commission. Alderman Tunney is demanding a 10-year moratorium be placed on the Cubs from adding addition signage to Wrigley Field Field and he is prepared to take on Mayor Emanuel […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Jumbotron Unlikely for Opening Day

According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs might not have enough time to get the recently approved jumbotron installed in left field in time and working properly for Opening Day of 2014. The Cubs are “sensitive to fans who may be skeptical about the addition of a giant video board in left field” […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landmarks Commission Approves Outfield Signs

The Cubs moved another step closer to funding the restoration of Wrigley Field on Thursday when the Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously approved the addition of the two large outfield signs at Wrigley Field. The Landmarks Commission approved a 5,700 square-foot sign in left field that would feature a 4,560 square-foot video screen, a 650 […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landmarks Commission Approves Parts of Wrigley Plan

As expected, the Cubs received approval from the Landmarks Commission on Thursday to move forward on several of the key elements to restore Wrigley Field but not the proposed jumbotron in left field or the 1,000 square foot sign in right field. The vote on those two signs will take place on July 11. The […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ald. Tunney Demands Changes to Wrigley Plans

A day before the Cubs were scheduled to meet with the Landmarks Commission, Ald. Tom Tunney demanded major changes to the agreed upon framework deal that would allow the Cubs to restore Wrigley Field. According to reports from Crain’s Chicago Business and the Chicago Sun-Times, Ald. Tunney sent a letter to Cubs Executive Vice President […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Pressure Landmark Commission for Special Meeting

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks called “a special meeting for next week to consider the massive influx of stadium signage needed to renovate Wrigley Field without public subsidy. The Cubs pressured the commission to call the meeting and requested the June 27 special meeting because the team “needs […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ricketts Reportedly Met with Mayor Emanuel to Discuss Wrigley Plans

According to a report from Crain’s Chicago Business, Tom Ricketts sat down with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday to discuss finishing the process of approving plans to rebuild Wrigley Field and keep the team in Chicago. Ricketts met with the Mayor at his office in City Hall according to Greg Hintz and had a “rather […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Finalize Friday Start Times After Night Game Ordinance Passes

The Cubs announced Friday that four upcoming Friday afternoon games will start at 3:05pm CDT after receiving clearance from the City Council. The four games, previously listed with a start time of TBD on most schedules, will now begin with the later 3:05pm start time … July 5 (Pirates), July 12 (Cardinals), August 2 (Dodgers) […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Demo Mock-Ups of Outfield Signs

The Cubs erected mock-ups on Tuesday of the proposed 6,000 square foot jumbotron beyond the left field wall and the 1,000 square foot sign in right field. Tom Ricketts was on hand as crane’s placed mock-ups of the signs for the rooftop owners and Ald. Tom Tunney to view. According to a report from Serena […]