The Daily CCO: Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Selling Minority Stake in the Cubs

According to reports from the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, the Ricketts family is close to selling a 20 percent, non-controlling, stake in the Chicago Cubs “said to be valued at around $300 million.” The sale of the minority share is expected to be finalized soon. The Sports Business Journal reported Tuesday the […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ricketts Reportedly in Negotiation with Handful of Rooftops to Purchase Buildings

Work continued Wednesday on the triangle property and both the left and right field bleachers as crews work diligently on the demolition of the eight-year old bleachers. The biggest news from Wednesday concerning Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood hit the wire during game two of the World Series courtesy of David Kaplan. Kaplan reported […]

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Cubs Break Ground on The 1060 Project, the Restoration and Expansion of Wrigley Field

On an incredibly beautiful Saturday morning at the corner of Clark and Addison, the Chicago Cubs officially broke ground on The 1060 Project, the Restoration and Expansion of Wrigley Field. With construction crews supplying the soundtrack for the groundbreaking ceremony as the demolition of the left field and right field bleachers continued throughout the morning, […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: The Wrigley Field Project is Underway

While the official groundbreaking on the Wrigley Field Restoration Project might be a couple of weeks away, the work has started at the old ballyard on the corner of Clark and Addison. Jon Greenberg spoke with Julian Green and discussed the Cubs “aggressive 26 week schedule” with the team’s Vice President of Communications and Community […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Wrigley Project Set to Begin in Earnest Monday

According to a report from DNAinfo Chicago, the Wrigley Field Restoration Project “will begin in earnest Monday with the demolition of the left and right field bleachers.” Erica Demarest spoke with Julian Green and provided an update on the project. The Cubs will also “begin a large excavation of the red and purple lots that run […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Clubhouse Scheduled for Completion by Opening Day 2016

With the Cubs home schedule winding down, the team is expected to break ground on the first phase of the Wrigley Field Restoration plans. Mayor Emanuel gave the Cubs permission last week to proceed with the project that should begin in early October. The Cubs are moving forward with the project despite the pending lawsuit […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Mayor Emanuel Gives Cubs Approval to Proceed with Wrigley Project

According to a report from the Sun-Times, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has given the Cubs approval to begin the project to restore, renovate and expand Wrigley Field and the team is expected to break ground in October. The Cubs wrap up the home schedule for the 2014 season on Sept. 24. The city is currently “in the […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Tribune Details Two Phase Plan, Bunker Suites, 2017 Completion Date on Majority of Wrigley

The Chicago Tribune acquired documents with additional details of the Cubs’ plan to expand, restore and renovate Wrigley Field. The report indicates the team has divided the project in two phases that includes bunker suites being built near the Cubs dugout and along the third baseline. The expansion and restoration of Wrigley Field is scheduled […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Could Reportedly Break Ground in the Next Couple of Weeks

According to a report from Paul Sullivan, the Cubs will break ground on the “new underground home clubhouse in the next couple of weeks.” The Cubs received unanimous approval from the Landmarks Commission last Thursday on the team’s revised plans to restore, expand and renovate Wrigley Field. The new clubhouse is scheduled to be completed […]

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Rambling as the Cubs Ship is Starting to Turn

Hello again, everybody. It was a beautiful week in Chicago, the birds are chirping, the sun is beaming, and the Alcantara’s are raking. As many here know, I am an unwieldy optimist, but even I have been smacked down by reality so much lately that is just didn’t seem like things would ever change. And […]

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