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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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Cubs Moving Forward with Wrigley Field Restoration Plans

The Chicago Cubs are moving forward with the team’s plans to restore and renovate Wrigley Field. In a video message from Tom Ricketts released early Thursday morning, the Cubs’ chairman said, “It’s time to move forward.” The team and the rooftop club owners have not reached an agreement to settle their contractual disputes. The rooftop […]

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Tom Ricketts Discusses the Importance of the Wrigley Restoration Project and Cubs Finances

Mike Ozanian spoke with Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts while the team was in New York for the YES Network’s Forbes SportsMoney. Rickets talked about the importance the Wrigley Field Restoration project will have on the team’s finances. And what a restored Wrigley Field could add to the team’s baseball budget. Tom Ricketts realized a couple […]

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Crane Kenney Talks Wrigley Field, Cubs Finances and Media Rights with Forbes

Crane Kenney sat down with Forbes’ Mike Ozanian while the Cubs were in New York playing the Yankees last month. The Cubs President of Business Operations discussed a variety of Cubs topics including the importance of Wrigley Field and the team’s media rights. According to the report from Forbes, “the Cubs are also in the […]

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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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Reports: Ricketts Family Exploring Selling Minority Shares of the Cubs

According to reports from Comcast SportsNet, the Sun-Times, the Tribune and ESPN, the Ricketts family is “exploring opening the Cubs ownership to minority shareholders to help finance” the Wrigley Field Restoration project. Less than 24 hours after Tom Ricketts’ interview on Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports aired in which he told Armen Keteyian that he “comfortable […]

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