In a video message released early Thursday, Chicago Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts says the team is now moving ahead with an even more ambitious renovation plan.
Commissioner Bud Selig said he’s “disappointed” the Cubs have been prevented from moving forward.
A veteran of 3,000-plus games, this writer is thankful for the never-ending memories of Wrigley Field.
The family would not give up any of its 95 percent control of the team, a spokesman said.
Mayor Emanuel says there’s one thing the Ricketts Family and Wrigley Rooftop Clubs seem to agree on, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.
The historic home of the Chicago Cubs will get a $500 million facelift, including its first electronic outfield video board, as part of a hard-fought agreement announced Sunday night between the City of Chicago and the ball team.
The proposed pedestrian bridge would cross Clark Street and dramatically change the look of Wrigleyville. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
The Cubs and the city of Chicago are in the process of finalizing a deal for the renovation of Wrigley Field.
With the Cubs’ self-imposed Monday deadline quickly approaching for a deal on $300 million in renovations for Wrigley Field, the major sticking point appears to be the size of a Jumbotron-style video screen the team wants for the stadium.
The billionaire family that owns the Cubs sweetened the pot Wednesday in an apparent attempt to prod Mayor Rahm Emanuel into siding with the team in the dispute over Wrigley Field signage that’s holding up a $300 million plan to renovate the historic ballpark.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city is nearing a deal with the Cubs to renovate Wrigley Field.
The owners of the Cubs have purchased the lot directly across from Wrigley Field, where a prominent McDonald’s now stands.
Already on the hot seat before the season started, the horrid season for the Chicago Cubs thus far has only increased the scrutiny of the team general manager Jim Hendry put together.
The Chicago Cubs’ season is quickly starting to fall apart. And as it does, the likelihood that general manager Jim Hendry will be shown the door at the end of the season increases. But the problems with the team aren’t necessarily all his fault.
Due to the Chicago Cubs’ struggles on the field, coupled with falling attendance, the Ricketts family has almost no ‘honeymoon’ period to their ownership of the franchise. Two years in, it’s clear the organization needs a lot of improvement.
When the Tribune Company owned the Cubs, fans pretty much knew how the team was going to be run, the Tribune’s main focus was to make money. When the Ricketts family purchased the Cubs, they promised a change in philosophy.
The Cubs were once one of the most reliable moneymakers in baseball, but they have now found themselves in Major League Baseball’s financial doghouse.
A columnist warns that firing Cubs general manager Jim Hendry would be a bad move, no matter how the team comes out at the end of the season.
On the surface it may appear that not much has changed since the Ricketts family purchased the Chicago Cubs. Two of the team’s main front office executives, Jim Hendry and Crain Kenny, are still in place.
Mayoral candidate Gery Chico is taking aim at the Cubs’ plan to renovate Wrigley Field.