Replace Wrigley scoreboard?

Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th Ward, has a suggestion for Wrigley Field, which Cubs fans may not like.

He’d like to remove the iconic center field scoreboard and replace it with a video board.

He says it will generate millions of dollars in revenue, nd not block the view from rooftop clubs across the street.

A spokesman for Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts says the Cubs have no plans to demolish the scoreboard.

Tunney just released a statement which says in part: “We all hope that solutions can be reached that are in keeping with the character of the community and the desires of the Cubs.”

19 comments

  • keeping real

    i thought owner's want to win champions and not worry about money cause they have truck loads of money but new owners of cubs are broke or money hungry and cubs will never win world series with this clowns!!!! let's go card's lol

  • Lynne Tassone Burke

    WOULD BE RIDICULOUS – our scoreboard is historical — too bad about those stupid rooftop clubs — let them pay like everyone else do to go into the park — they should be banned

  • Kathy

    Tunney is probably a SOX fan. The rooftop building owners are making money hand over fist. Do the Cubs get any of this cash? Doubt it. It's sad that politics has to enter into America's favorite past time. Why shouldn't the Cubs take Rosemont's offer? Move the team. Chicago isn't doing much to keep them. Then what is Tunney and the rooftop owners going to do?

  • joe

    The Cubs, win or lose, will always have a 5000 lb gorilla on their back with arrogant politicans telling them what they can and cannot due. The sooner they pack up the scoreboard and move out of Chicago, the sooner they win. The fans will follow, especially if their are a few bars at the new park.

  • Todd Pardee

    Why don’t Rickets move the team to Rosemont, and sell the field to Tunney who will be free to do as he wishes! Hasn’t he ever heard of private property rights?

  • larry

    as a true cub fan,5 years before wrigley field was built,we were in 2 world series,blow the jinx up once and for all,build something new,

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