Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney sent a letter with a list of demands to the Cubs tonight asking them to scale back plans for Wrigley renovations.
Foremost among them, the 44th Ward alderman wants the size of a left-field video scoreboard and a right-field advertising sign cut. He also wants them to scrap plans for a pedestrian walkway over Clark St that would connect Wrigley Field with a new hotel.
The Cubs say they need the revenue the project would generate. A spokesperson for the team issued a statement tonight saying, “When we agreed with the city to move forward with the planned development process, our plans included many of these elements to deliver the resources we need to fund the project and create additional revenue to put back into the team. Anything less hampers our ability to make a $500 million investment without public support.”
The first city hall hearing on the renovations plans is scheduled for tomorrow.