Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landmarks Commission Unanimously Approved Revised Wrigley Plan

The Cubs received unanimous approval from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks on the team’s revised plan to restore, expand and renovate Wrigley Field. The Landmarks Commission approved seven outfield signs, five more than the two that were approved a year ago. The Cubs received approval for a large video board in left field and a […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Reportedly Meet Mayor’s Request to Change Wrigley Plans

The Cubs are scheduled to present the team’s revised plans to expand Wrigley Field at the Landmarks Commission Thursday and according to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs have agreed to make further changes to the revised plan that was made at the request of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Tribune reported the latest proposal […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Expect to Receive Approval from City on Revised Plan

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs revised plan for Wrigley Field is expected to be on the Landmarks Commission agenda for July 10 and Landmarks will approve the team’s new plan that includes seven outfield signs and two video scoreboards. The Cubs removed the expansion of the proposed bullpen doors and that […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ald. Tunney and the Neighborhood React to Ricketts Announcement

Ald. Tom Tunney and the Lakeview neighborhood voiced their displeasure with the announcement Tom Ricketts made overnight Thursday that the team was moving forward with the plans to expand, restore and renovate Wrigley Field without an agreement in place with the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association. There is concern among the Alderman and neighborhood that the additions […]

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Rambling About the Cubs While Hoping for a New Day

Hello again, everybody. It is just not getting any better. Maybe it will, but it is rough right now. Yes, this is Captain Obvious saying ‘hello.’ There was a legion of fans supporting Tom, Theo and Jed, but that group is winnowing, and the sharks are out in full force now. It’s an interesting conversation […]

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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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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Deal Expected Before Monday’s Home Opener

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs and City Hall expect to finalize a deal before Monday’s home opener, possibly as early as Friday, that will allow the team to restore Wrigley Field and develop property around the stadium. The Sun-Times reported as part of the deal the Cubs would be able to […]

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Rounding Up the Cubs News and Notes

Rounding Up the Cubs News and Notes The MLB playoffs and Arizona Fall League are in full swing as the Cubs approach the beginning of the third week of their off-season. This time of year is typically quiet for all of the teams not involved in the post-season. Tom Ricketts emailed his annual letter to […]

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From the Wire…Ricketts Officially Takes Over Cubs

According to reports from the Chicago Tribune, the Ricketts Family officially took over control of the Chicago Cubs Tuesday morning. As expected, the final hurdle in the bankruptcy case passed through on Monday. Tom Ricketts is expected to be formally announced during a press conference on Friday at Wrigley Field. Updated 8:05pm C.T. – With […]

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Preparing for the Cubs Off-Season with Rumors

While the Cubs spend their final off day in Chicago preparing for the final seven games of the regular season, the rumor mill is already churning. Many feel the Cubs will make more trades this off-season than free agent signings. With close to $116 million committed to ten players for 2010, it makes sense that […]

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