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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.”

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19 Comments to “Replace Wrigley scoreboard?”

    Nextfriday said:
    March 20, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Here's a bright idea to generate a few bucks. Win some games?

    keeping real said:
    March 20, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    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

      Observer said:
      March 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      The St Louis Cardinals built a new stadium in 2006, and the first year they played in it they won the World Series! This is not-so-subtle hint to the Cubs owners.

      Garfield Park said:
      March 20, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      Typical Cardinals fan–grammar and spelling problems abound.

        Observer said:
        March 20, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        Cubs fans = biggest losers on the planet, next to their team.

    Lynne Tassone Burke said:
    March 20, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    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

      Gk1975 said:
      March 20, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      They pay 20% of their revenue to the cubs. The rooftops are not free

    David said:
    March 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Move to Rosemont. Then Tom Tunney can really have something to cry about…..Moron

    Rich said:
    March 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    If you watch the video, tunney looks like a NERD with no idea even how the game is played. I feel for his ward.

      joe said:
      March 20, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      No one ever picked him to be on their team when he was growing up. Now, he's trying to get back.

    pagan69 said:
    March 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Go ahead, do what you want, but no more state money poured into Chicago!

    CHris Mattern said:
    March 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Illinois IS Chicago and the surrounding areas… The rest of the state is an epic shithole that should be burned

    Kathy said:
    March 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    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 said:
    March 20, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    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 said:
    March 20, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    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?

    318mopar said:
    March 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Replace Ald. Tom Tunney.

    Nunya said:
    March 20, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    It's just the Cubs. It's not like it's a major league team or anything.

    Lynne said:
    March 20, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    replace the classic and classy and tradition to the city with that monstrosity? and revenue for whom???

    larry said:
    March 20, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    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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