Cicero offers Cubs free land to build new ball park
The Chicago Cubs now have another option in the event their plan to renovate Wrigley Field falls through.
Cicero is offering the Cubs free land and more freedom to build a new ball park.
Town spokesperson Ray Hanania says, “What`s holding the Cubs back are the restrictions of an outmoded stadium … the Cubs are playing baseball in a straightjacket… if they were to come to Cicero, the restrictions would be lifted … we`d be talking about World Series contenders.”
The offer includes more night games and plenty of signs and advertising billboards.
But the Cubs are making it clear, they intend to pursue the renovation of Wrigley Field instead.
An outline of the Wrigley project will be presented to the City Council today, along with mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to add ten night games per season to the Wrigley schedule.