Rooftop Owners Vow To Fight Cubs In Court If Views Are Obstructed

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A view of a Wrigley Field rooftop. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A view of a Wrigley Field rooftop. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Despite reports that a Wrigley Field renovation is expected to be agreed upon before Monday’s home opener, the rooftop owners are still unhappy with the negotiations.

It is expected that the Cubs will be able to build a new video scoreboard in left field and it will impact some of the views from the Waveland rooftops.

Friday, the Wrigleyville Rooftops Association reiterated that any construction that interrupts the rooftop views will effectually drive them out of business and vowed to fight the Cubs in court.

“We reserve judgment until said proposals are publicized, however we are deeply troubled that 16 small businesses were not party to talks where their contractual rights were at stake,” Beth Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Bleachers and spokesperson for the Wrigleyville Rooftops Association, said in a statement. “Rooftop owners reserve the right to use any and all means necessary to enforce the remaining 11 years of our 20-year contract. We support a renovated Wrigley Field, but the neighborhood and its businesses should be partners in the debate as we have over the last 30 years.”

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