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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