Day Two of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Ricketts Family Forum

Day two of the 2015 Cubs Convention began with the Ricketts Family Forum. Tom, Laura and Todd Ricketts spent the first hour talking about the year that was, Wrigley Field and answering questions from fans in the packed ballroom. Pete Ricketts could not attend the convention this year he was elected Governor of Nebraska. The […]

Rambling While the Cubs Future Takes Shape

Well, I guess there is only one thing to say at a time like this … Hello again, everybody! It is great to be back. Unfortunately, life gets in the way sometimes, but as this life starts to get back to normal, I felt it was time to get back to what I do, and […]

Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Purchasing Two Rooftop Buildings

David Kaplan reported nine days ago the Ricketts family was in negotiations with a handful of rooftop club owners to purchase their buildings that overlook Wrigley Field. According to Kaplan’s report, negotiations “heated up recently after the renovation plan received final approval from the City of Chicago.” Kaplan’s sources pointed to Opening Day as when […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]