Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Theo Epstein joined Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden during the Front Office (MLB Network Radio/XM Radio) last Sunday morning. The Cubs President of Baseball Operations discussed a variety of topics with the former general managers. Theo Epstein talked in length about the Wrigley renovations and the possibility of the project not starting as planned this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ald. Tunney Still Not 100% Behind Wrigley Plan

The Cubs are expected to receive approval from the Zoning Committee on Tuesday and the City Council on Wednesday of this week to move forward with their plans to restore Wrigley Field. Approval by the Zoning Committee and the City Council would be the last two steps in the approval process. But even with his […]

The Vitalogy of Wrigley’s Restoration

So, there is much ado about something with Cubs and with the quiet little neighborhood of Wrigleyville. That is what Ald. Tom Tunney would have you believe.  The big bad corporate guys are going to ruin his sleepy little neighborhood nestled in the plains of Chicago’s quiet Northside. Is Ald. Tunney kidding himself?  Where was […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Chicago Plan Commission Unanimously Approves Cubs Proposal

The Cubs passed another major hurdle on Thursday afternoon, one the Cubs called a “tremendous step forward,” when the Chicago Plan Commission unanimously approved the team’s proposal to restore Wrigley Field. In a surprising turn of events, Ald. Tom Tunney told the commissioners he backs the Cubs plan, “although he continued to discuss with the […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ald. Tunney Adds to List of Demands

Alderman Tom Tunney added to the list of his demands on Wednesday just a day before the Cubs were set to meet with the Chicago Plan Commission. Alderman Tunney is demanding a 10-year moratorium be placed on the Cubs from adding addition signage to Wrigley Field Field and he is prepared to take on Mayor Emanuel […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Jumbotron Unlikely for Opening Day

According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs might not have enough time to get the recently approved jumbotron installed in left field in time and working properly for Opening Day of 2014. The Cubs are “sensitive to fans who may be skeptical about the addition of a giant video board in left field” […]