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Cubs owners outline Wrigley renovation plans to neighbors

The owners of the Chicago Cubs took their vision of a renovated Wrigley Field to the ballpark’s neighbors at a community meeting. wrigleyfield

The Ricketts family wants to erect more signs at the park to help raise more revenue; but new signs could block the view of the field from some of the neighbors’ rooftop clubs.

The Cubs also want to add night games and build a hotel in the neighborhood; both proposals raise issues of added traffic congestion, scarce parking, and public safety.

Wrigleyville residents got a chance to voice their concerns about those issues Tuesday evening.

Cubs officials plan to meet today with neighborhood development officials.

The team hopes to have a renovation plan approved by the city, by next Monday.


11 Comments to “Cubs owners outline Wrigley renovation plans to neighbors”

    Observer said:
    March 27, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    I checked twice, but no mention here of assembling a winning ball club.

    get real said:
    March 27, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    The rooftop clubs should be charged with theft of services. The neighborhood should remember that the cub's were there first, if you didn't want a ballpark by you house you shouldn't have bought there. Too bad they won't more out of the city and take all the $$$$ with.

    318mopar said:
    March 27, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    It's time for a new state of the art ball park like the new one In Miami.

    keeping real said:
    March 27, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    move out cubbies!!! get a new ball park and let see what happends to value of those builds!!! those landlord acting as they had a stake in it!!! move out!!! cubbies!!!

      Bob said:
      March 28, 2013 at 7:18 AM

      Could not agree more. Tell that neighborhood what to do with their rooftops and go build where you can run your business the way you want to run your business. Do other business have to ask a cities if they can do something like signs in their stores? Answer no. Leave the neighborhood and move somewhere else. The rooftops will enjoy the parking lot or condos or shopping. Those fools don't realize, that they have been stealing and getting away with it. No other ballpark deals with this crazy thing. Leave Cubs, have it your way, stop darling and say goodbye. Build a ballpark without having to ask permission when to play a game, when you can have a concert, and IF you can put a sign up.

    Marti said:
    March 27, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Time to move to an area where you will be welcome! I have been a Cub fan for 61 years, but this hassel from the neighborhood coupled with the run-down condition of Wrigley is reason to move. Build a replica in the suburbs.

      ron said:
      March 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      I’ve only been a fan for 53 years, but I agree with you 100%. The Cubs need to get out of this dump.

        sande7 said:
        March 27, 2013 at 2:51 PM

        Amen! Leave, move out to Rosemont and build the hotel, a theme park whatever. Let Emaunel and Tunney pay for the up-keep of the historic structure which cannot be torn down. I don't agree with the hotel being built in the McDonalds space. I don't see it working at all.

    jeffa said:
    March 27, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Build the ball park in Elk Grove Village!! Make it look like wrigley but with all the modern conveniances

    bozo said:
    March 27, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Old Yankee Stadium was home of the immortal players of the game.
    Old Yankee Stadium was the home of 26 World Series Championship teams.
    Old Yankee Stadium was demolished in 2007.

    What historical significance does the crumbling "monument to mediocrity" have ? ? ? ?

    Am I missing something here?

    keith said:
    March 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    putting 500 million to renovate wrigley feild is a waste of money the place is a dump has no parking to speak of lousy site lines (upper deck posts) move to rosemont the only people to lose are the greedy rooftop owners

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