Alderman has demands for Wrigley Field plans

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The alderman who represents Chicago’s Wrigley Field wants several conditions met, before he agrees on a deal to renovate the stadium.

The Ricketts Family, which owns the Cubs, say they’ll pay the $300-million to rehab Wrigley Field, if some city restrictions are lifted.


They want the right to put more advertising signs, play more night games, and have street fairs outside.

But 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney says he won’t agree to any deal that doesn’t include more parking and better police protection.

The Cubs say they want an agreement by April 8th, but Tunney says that’s not his problem.

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    • dora

      Wrigley field was there before all the people who hopped on the Wrigleyville bandwagon, Tuney is the worst alderman we have ever had. If the ballpark ever moved, that neighborhood would go to crap.

  • Dane Wayne

    Can you imagine running a business and having to deal with the likes of Tunney? You'd get the heck out of Chicago. Oops…that's exactly what's happened over the last number of decades.

    The Rooftop Cabal ( of which some of the silent owners might be very interesting names) share only 17 percent of the profits for a product they basically stole for 20 years.

    Such a small percentage going to the people who owned the content seems like "go away" money to the Rooftoop carpetbaggers.

    It's never e nough. They'll always want more and Tunney is demonstrating that now.

    Ricketts ought to tell Tunney, "You've had it good for long enough. This is our last offer. If you kill it, we will do what we have to do and that's find another location either in Chicago or elsewhere."

    If Ricketts let's them roll him, they'll pull another stunt eventually.

    It's time for the extortion to end.