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Wrigley deal could mean bigger bleachers, better view

The Chicago Cubs are said to be very close to an agreement to renovate Wrigley Field.

The latest compromise plan would extend the left and right field walls outward by as much as ten feet; the sidewalk on Sheffield and a lane of traffic on Waveland would disappear.

The Cubs’ owners would also build a pedestrian bridge connecting the ballpark to a new hotel that would be built across the street.

Extending the outfield walls would reduce the negative impact of a new Jumbotron screen on Wrigleyville’s rooftop clubs; the rooftop owners say their view of the playing field is contractually protected.

A deal could be reached within days and approved by city planners within months.

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7 Comments to “Wrigley deal could mean bigger bleachers, better view”

    pagan69 said:
    April 12, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    A $100 saddle on a $50 horse

    kid1339 said:
    April 12, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Screw the rooftop people .

    bobanmebrudder said:
    April 12, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    I'm a Sox fan and I don't give a damn about their problems. (More money out of the taxpayers mouth.)

      DannyP said:
      April 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM

      Yea, justt dont forget that US Cellular was built off of taxpayer money!!! Look that up!

    Tony Mo said:
    April 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Interesting to know that Sox fans keep their money in their mouth…

    joe said:
    April 12, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Approved by City planners, please, you mean the citizens of the Land of Wrigley.

    tony said:
    April 12, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Why are they not replacing individual tiles on the scoreboard with LCD displays? This would essentially turn the existing scoreboard into a jumbotron, and at the same time could be made to look EXACTLY like it's original state at any time. Completely reversible as well. Would save them hassle, and probably 100K over a new eyesore of a jumbotron.

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