Ricketts Family

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Cubs’ Ricketts: Time To Move On With Wrigley Renovations

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.


Bud Selig. (Getty Images)

Levine: Selig Supports Cubs In Fight With Rooftop Owners

Commissioner Bud Selig said he’s “disappointed” the Cubs have been prevented from moving forward.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

Wrigley Field during a 1995 game. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Wrigley’s 100-Year Celebration A Time For Reflection

A veteran of 3,000-plus games, this writer is thankful for the never-ending memories of Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

A fan shows his support for the Cubs. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ricketts Family May Sell Cubs Shares To Investors

The family would not give up any of its 95 percent control of the team, a spokesman said.


New signage for right field at Wrigley Field. (Credit: Chicago Cubs)

Emanuel Appears Supportive Of Plan To Add Elevated Patio To Wrigley

Mayor Emanuel says there’s one thing the Ricketts Family and Wrigley Rooftop Clubs seem to agree on, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.


Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wrigley Field Renovation Deal Reached

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.


CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 05: A fan snaps a photo outside of Wrigley Field before the opening day game between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on April 5, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Want Pedestrian Bridge Linking Hotel With Wrigley

The proposed pedestrian bridge would cross Clark Street and dramatically change the look of Wrigleyville. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wrigley Renovation Deal Expected Soon

The Cubs and the city of Chicago are in the process of finalizing a deal for the renovation of Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sources: Fight Over Video Screen Size Holding Up Wrigley Renovation Talks

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.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2013

Wrigley Field Marquee (credit: Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Ricketts Family Plans Athletic Club In New Hotel, Pressures Emanuel On Wrigley Deal

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.


Wrigley Field Marquee (credit: Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Emanuel: City, Cubs Nearing Deal On Wrigley Field Renovation Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city is nearing a deal with the Cubs to renovate Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

McDonalds's Near Wrigley

Ricketts Family Buys McDonald’s Across From Wrigley Field

The owners of the Cubs have purchased the lot directly across from Wrigley Field, where a prominent McDonald’s now stands.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Jim Hendry

Hard To Believe Hendry Will Keep His Job

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.

670 The Score–06/13/2011

Jim Hendry

‘New Direction’ For Cubs Could Cost Hendry His Job

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.

670 The Score–06/12/2011

Wrigley Field Marquee

Gammons: Wrigley Field Is A ‘Dump’

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.

670 The Score–06/10/2011

Carlos Pena

Cubs Organization Lacking An Identity And Philosophy

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.

670 The Score–06/03/2011

Chicago Cubs

Report: Cubs In Financial Trouble

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.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

Jim Hendry

Columnist: Don’t Fire Hendry

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.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

Chicago Cubs

Ricketts: ‘We Brought A Change In Attitude’

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.

670 The Score–02/18/2011

Gery Chico

Chico Questions Wrigley Renovation Plan

Mayoral candidate Gery Chico is taking aim at the Cubs’ plan to renovate Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010