Cubs ask judge to deny request to stop Wrigley Field work
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are going to court Wednesday to fight two Wrigley rooftop businesses who want to stop Wrigley Field’s renovation.
The hearing is about whether two rooftop businesses should be granted a temporary restraining order. They say a lawsuit they filed against the team’s owners will take too long to go to trial before renovations at the historic baseball stadium are complete.
The Chicago Tribune reports the Cubs on Tuesday said in court papers that the bars haven’t provided evidence they will “suffer any harm.” The rooftops say the signs will block their Wrigley views.
They’re trying to stop the Cubs from putting up a new videoboard and signs because they will block their view and kill their business.
The Cubs also say there’s no immediate threat because the team’s first home game isn’t until April 5.
Work at Wrigley would add two video scoreboards and four advertising signs.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.