City: Cubs won’t have to pay extra taxes for Wrigley expansion

The City of Chicago says the Chicago Cubs won’t have to pay any extra city taxes for the space it takes to expand Wrigley Field.

A lane of traffic on Waveland Avenue will be wiped out.

And a sidewalk on Sheffield will disappear when the right field wall is extended by ten feet.

The City Council’s original approval of Wrigley renovation included a plan to appraise the land and decide how much to levy in new taxes.

Wednesday, the city said there will be no appraisal, and no additional taxes.C

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5 comments

  • Guest

    No, we get to pay the taxes and the $$$$$$$Ricketts get away free, as usual. How much do we need to balance the budget Mayor?

  • Clem

    The Cubs know they won’t win the lawsuit brought by the roof tops. Notice that they aren’t moving ahead with renovations? Next season is the last at Wrigley.

  • Erich

    Why should taxpayers of the City of Chicago not charge taxes for a private entertainment venue?? I perform some work at my home and entertain once in a while. Do I get a tax break? Let private enterprise pay it's own way. There's nothing in it for the rest of us who foot the bill.

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