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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Mayor Encourages Cubs and Rooftops to Continue Negotiations

The Cubs are on the Landmarks Commission’s scheduled Thursday to present the team’s revised plans to expand Wrigley Field. But the revised plans have met opposition from the neighborhood and the rooftop owners and according to multiple reports Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the latest with Wrigley Field. Mayor Emanuel “encouraged” the Cubs and […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftops Won’t Sue if Number of OF Signs Reduced, Cubs Moving Forward with Revised Plan

According to multiple reports, the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association has agreed not to pursue legal action against the Cubs for blocking the views of the rooftops if the team goes back to the sign package that was approved last year by the Landmarks Commission and install only two outfield signs. The rooftop owners have reached out […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftops Preparing for Legal Action

Crain’s Chicago Business spoke Monday with the lawyer that will represent the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association in its lawsuit against the Chicago Cubs. Charles Tompkins accused Tom Ricketts “of having buyer’s remorse and asserted that’s no good reason for the team to break a long-term revenue-sharing deal” with the rooftops according to the report from Greg […]

Crane Kenney Confirms Signing a Contract Extension that Runs Through 2019

During an interview on Saturday morning with Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo (Inside the Clubhouse, 670 The Score), Crane Kenney confirmed that he signed a contract extension with the Cubs that runs through 2019. Rumors and an unconfirmed report last off-season indicated Tom Ricketts had extended Kenney’s contract. Bruce Levine reported Saturday morning the extension […]

Crane Kenney Discusses the Latest Issues with the Wrigley Field Restoration

Crane Kenney joined David Kaplan and David Haugh on Thursday morning during the Kap & Haugh Show on 87.7 The Game. The President of Business Operations for the Chicago Cubs answered several questions about the Cubs new plans for Wrigley Field, the recent issues with Mayor’s office and the public relations issues the team has […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Mayor Says Cubs Not Ready to Meet with Landmarks Commission

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed Wednesday the changes the Cubs unveiled on Tuesday to the team’s plan to restore, renovate and expand Wrigley Field. And the Mayor is not happy. According to the Sun-Times, “Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared that his handpicked Commission on Chicago Landmarks would not consider the revised plan to build seven outfield signs, […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Release New Renderings, Plan to Start on Clubhouse in July

The Cubs unveiled the new plans to restore, renovate and expand Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The Cubs plan on starting construction on the clubhouse and plaza in July with the bleacher construction beginning in the fall. With the additions to the plan, most notably the expansion to the clubhouse, Crane Kenney said Tuesday it would […]