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Wrigley deal includes jumbotron, more night games

The Cubs and the City of Chicago have a deal to renovate Wrigley Field.

The agreement reached Sunday will allow the Cubs to put up a jumbotron screen in left field, and extend the left field bleachers.

A see-through advertising sign will go up in right field.

The Cubs will build a hotel and office complex and connect it to the ballpark with a sky-walk over Clark Street, and the team gets 10 more night games a year.

The specifics need to be approved by city planners, and survive a potential lawsuit by the Wrigley rooftop clubs.

Construction could start at the end of this season.

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13 Comments to “Wrigley deal includes jumbotron, more night games”

    Friday said:
    April 15, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Uh oh. The rooftop owners will now begin flying blimps and hot air balloons.

      318mopar said:
      April 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

      Drones

    Todd Pardee said:
    April 15, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Rooftop owners should go and get their own product to sell!

    Guest said:
    April 15, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    They can update the field. Now all they need is a team to play in it.

    Peter said:
    April 15, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Really, a jumbo tron at Wrigley? That will take away the old school feel of the park

      Darwin said:
      April 15, 2013 at 8:22 AM

      well the old school feel of the park is disgusting

        HVK said:
        April 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

        Shouldn't have sat in it.

    keeping real said:
    April 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    I say move out to Rosemont and get new ball park!!!!! and hell with those rooftopers!!!!

    Butch said:
    April 15, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Build a wall around the rooftops and grow a garden.

    Tony Mo said:
    April 15, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Say goodnight rooftop owners….

    bubba said:
    April 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Does a updated park mean that the Cubs will play better. Probably not.

    Time to move said:
    April 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    I would agree – to move to Rosemont. Those snobs in Wrigleyville will be crying a different tune. The only thing I see is even higher prices at the gate. It's too expensive now for a family to attend a ball game. Much as I love Wrigley Field, it's time to make a change of venue. Bring the old scoreboard with.

    cubbie! said:
    April 15, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    This would ruin the classical feel of Wrigley Field. Although the park is old, the classical charm of the place brings many people back. I'm not a fan of the jumbotron, but as long as they keep the old scoreboard it will be fine. However if the scoreboard is remove, then many will have a cow

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