Mayor wants less night games as part Wrigley renovation deal
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed more changes for Wrigley Field to the city council.
Emanuel wants to give the Chicago Cubs more flexibility on scheduling night games.
43 games would be allowed at night instead of 46 and 8 of those could change from day to night games if national TV broadcasters ask for the shift.
In return, the Cubs agreed to drop their proposed pedestrian bridge over Clark St from their half-billion dollar renovation plan.
However, the Cubs still don’t have plans to start any remodeling.
They want an agreement from rooftop club owners around the park not to sue over blocked views from big signs the cubs want to erect.
The rooftop owners have a contract with the Cubs for revenue sharing and say they’ll enforce that contract if need be.
The Cubs would also be allowed to push-back the right field wall by seven feet and the left field wall by 16-feet.