According to a report from ABC Chicago, the negotiations between the Cubs and the City have progressed to the point where there is a blueprint in place for the renovations, but there remains one sticking point.
The rooftop club owners remain concerned about their views being blocked by advertising inside the park, including the large jumbotron that has been proposed in left field and at least one sign in right field that could block the view of at least one rooftop club.
ABC Chicago reported that Ald. Tom Tunney has removed his request for the Cubs to add a parking garage on Grace Street. According to multiple reports, the Cubs had agreed to build the structure last week in order to help elevate some of the neighborhood’s concerns over parking. The report explained that neighborhood no longer wants the parking structure built “because of congestion concerns.”
ABC Chicago also reported that due to the Cubs missing the April 1 deadline, the team has “missed some ordering deadlines for steel that’s needed for structural renovations.”
The Cubs continue to negotiate with the city and based on Tom Ricketts’ comments on Monday, the threat of the Cubs leaving Wrigley Field is no longer an option. The family wants to renovate Wrigley and win at Wrigley.