Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Demo Right Field Sign, Rooftops Threaten Legal Action

The Cubs played their final home game of the year more than a month ago. Construction on the first phase of the Wrigley Field Restoration plan was expected to begin as soon as the home schedule wrapped but due to the ongoing conflict between the team and the rooftop club owners, the Cubs have yet […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ricketts Reportedly Listening to Offers from Rooftop Owners

According to a report from WTTW, the Ricketts family is “entertaining discussions about buying some of the rooftop properties.” The report indicated “some of the owners have come to the Cubs with the intent to sell and the Cubs are listening, but the two sides are nowhere near agreement in terms.” Tom Ricketts has been consistent with […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landlord Sues to Block Wrigley Hotel Project

According to a report from Crain’s Chicago Business, the first of what could be many lawsuits was filed against the Cubs to block the construction of the proposed Wrigley Field hotel. The lawsuit was filed by Thomas A. Romano against the City of Chicago, Wrigley Field Holdings LLC, Wrigley Field Operations LLC, Triangle Property Holdings […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ald. Tunney Wants Cubs to Start Project

According to a report from the Sun-Times, Alderman Tom Tunney “ridiculed the Cubs as a needy group” last Wednesday and questioned as to why the team had not obtained permits to begin the restoration project this off-season. When the Cubs announced the plans to Restore Wrigley Field, the first of five phases was supposed to […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Restoration Plans for Off-Season Put On Hold

The first phase to restore Wrigley Field was supposed to begin this past week when the Cubs wrapped up their home portion of the schedule. When the Cubs announced the plans last January to renovate the historic ballpark during the Cubs Convention, the first phase of the project was to include a new clubhouse and […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Renew Sponsorship with Anheuser-Busch, Includes Budweiser Sign in Right Field

The Cubs announced on Friday that they renewed the sponsorship deal with Anheuser-Busch. “The new multi-year partnership, which was negotiated by W Partners, the marketing firm owned by former Cubs executive Wally Hayward, will make Budweiser the exclusive official beer of Wrigley Field, extending what has been one of the team’s flagship deals for the […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landmarks Commission Approves Tax Break

According to multiple reports on Thursday, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks granted the Class L designation to the Wrigley Field restoration plan. The Class L designation “would reduce the stadium’s property taxes in 2019 upon completion of the rehab project and would be worth an estimated $8.1 million over the next 12 years” according to […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Mayor Emanuel Supportive of Right Field Party Deck

In an attempt to keep the rooftop club owners from suing, the Cubs proposed adding a party deck in right field last week that would help limit the views that would be blocked by the proposed 650 square foot see-through sign. The Cubs are looking at the party deck as an alternative to the pedestrian […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: City Council Unanimously Approves Wrigley Plan

The Cubs received unanimous approval from the City Council on Wednesday on their five-year plan to restore and renovate Wrigley Field. The Cubs received the go ahead on the $500 million development of the park and surrounding land. The Cubs still have to work out issues with the rooftop club owners. Once those negotiations are […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Wrigley Plan Receives Unanimous Approval from Zoning Committee

The Cubs passed the last major hurdle on Tuesday when they received unanimous approval from the Zoning Committee on their plans to restore Wrigley Field. The Cubs are expected to receive approval from the City Council on Wednesday. The Cubs had to make three concessions to their plans in order for the renovation plans to […]

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