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Wrigley renovatiosn get go ahead; Rooftop owners unhappy

A deal was announced today and Wrigley Field is in for a facelift.

But Cub fans who have pledged their loyalty to a losing team and the historic old ballpark, want one thing: A win. Changes to the structure, its entertainment schedule and offerings even when the team is not playing at the Friendly Confines all play a part in bringing home the World Series pennant.

Or so the owners hope.

Tom Ricketts has been behind Wrigley renovations for years. His dream is to improve the current park, bring in more money and put it toward getting better players. It’s a $500 million plan expected to create 2,000 jobs and bring in $20 million a year in new tax revenue for the city and state.

How’s he going to do it?

With a 5,000 square foot video score board, 40 night games–not just 30 and  four concerts on off game nights which is up from 3 a year.  Not to mention an 800 square foot see-thru sign.

That is one thing roof top owners are not happy about, one of many things.

In a statement, the Wrigleyville Rooftops Association said “No community process, city ordinance, or agreement without our consent can or should dismiss contractual rights granted to us by the Chicago Cubs in 2004.”

Which means if rooftop owners don’t get what they want, they plan to sue.


7 Comments to “Wrigley renovatiosn get go ahead; Rooftop owners unhappy”

    kid1339 said:
    April 15, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Screw the roof top owners .

    FEDUP1967 said:
    April 15, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    What an entitled group of folks, Just because you own a building in Wrigleyville you think you should get your share of the take? What a load of crap!!! WAH WAH! Time to call the WAHMbulance!!!! HAHA!!!

    318mopar said:
    April 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    The roof top owners are stealing.

    Wisconsinite said:
    April 15, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Spell check the headline will you

    Todd Pardee said:
    April 16, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    It will be difficult to lay claim to someone else’s product! You may not get a view of the game, but there’s plenty of places in that neighborhood that make huge bar money without view of the field!

    West Suburbs said:
    April 16, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    The rooftop owners are BIG babies!! Quit stealing from the Cubs and move out of the area.

    attitude killer said:
    April 16, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    don't make people upset…………………………………. didn't you see what happened yesterday…

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