Cubs to take revised renovation plan to landmarks commission

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The Cubs will take another swing at approval of renovation plans for Wrigley Field today before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks.

The revised plan includes five smaller advertising signs on the outfield walls, a tweak made at Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s request. A video scoreboard above the left field bleachers and a see-through sign in right remain part of the 575 million dollar plan.

The Mayor has also asked the team to continue negotiating with the rooftop owners.

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts recently declared an impasse with the owners, basically daring them to follow through on their threat to take their argument to the courts.

The landmarks commission is expected to approve the plan at today’s 12:45 meeting.

The deal still needs to get through the city council, where 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney has sided with the rooftops’ contention that signs blocking their views would violate their revenue sharing contract with the Cubs, which still has 10 more years on it.


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