Emanuel: Cubs aren’t going anywhere
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is sounding optimistic that the Chicago Cubs and their Wrigley Field neighbors will settle their differences over a new video screen and more night games at the ballpark.
Reporters pressed the mayor on Rosemont’s offer to give the Cubs land for a new ballpark; he said he isn’t worried about the Cubs leaving Chicago, and he believes the Cubs aren’t serious about the offer because they are still negotiating on a deal to stay where they are.
The Chicago Tribune reports, the last big issue to be resolved is the size and placement of a new Jumbotron screen at Wrigley; it would be three times the size of the center field scoreboard.
Rooftop business owners want assurances the new screen won’t block their view of the playing field.