Is a Wrigley Field renovation deal close?

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Pressure is building on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to broker a deal that will permit the renovation of Wrigley Field.

The Ricketts family owns the Cubs and the ballpark. It wants permission to add billboards, add night games and hold street fairs around the park.

In return the family is offering to pay the full cost of renovation instead of asking for taxpayer money.

Critics don’t want anything that might disturb the neighborhood or block the view of the field from neighboring rooftops.

Some of the rooftop club owners will put forth their own renovation plan Friday.

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1 Comment

  • Roman

    Sure, The Ricketts family would create some temporary new jobs and and minor but unnecessary fan comforts in this beautiful historical, landmark ballpark. However, It will generate permanent new money for their pockets. The Ricketts family says they will pay for the renovation. Wrong. Eventually, The fans will be paying for it. Isn't it always about more money? So what else is new?

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