The long-running dispute between the Cubs and rooftop club owners standing in the way of a $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the land around it will be resolved in the courts — not at the bargaining table.
As for Sammy, the door back to to Wrigley can remain dark. And he can build his own statue somewhere else.
A satirical e-mail from Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts to 670 The Score’s Matt Abbatacola.
Republican businessman Pete Ricketts expects Nebraska voters to notice a big difference between his current campaign for governor and his unsuccessful 2006 run for the U.S. Senate.
The city’s Landmarks Commission has approved an agreement that could pave the way for advertisements to be placed along Wrigley Field’s famed scoreboard and outfield walls.
DuPage County is the latest Chicago area making a push to lure the Cubs out of Wrigleyville.
In one of the first steps in building an electronic scoreboard at Wrigley Field, the Cubs today began erecting mockups of possible scoreboards and signage in the outfield.
Cicero town president Larry Dominick, a self-proclaimed lifelong Cubs fan, has offered Ricketts and the Cubs 50 acres of free land to “build a new stadium with significantly increased seating, more parking and the opportunity to generate more advertising revenues.”
Wrigley Field could come alive for 10 more nights a season. The Cubs want more night games, and next week, the idea is expected to go before City Council.
So, what if the Cubs set up their own giant HDTV on the reverse side of their proposed video board?
Tom Ricketts stood in front of a crowded banquet hall Wednesday with the City Club of Chicago in attendance and gave a play-by-play of plans to “restore” Wrigley Field.
For the first time since taking ownership of the Cubs in 2009, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said he will move the Cubs within four years if his proposed Wrigley Field restoration plans were not approved by the city.
The strength of the Bears schedule is 16th. That translates into 8-8, right?
Public opinion matters to the Cubs in their efforts to modernize their property and stabilize their presence in Tom Ricketts’ beloved Wrigleyville.
The renovations in and around the park will have a positive effect on business, the fans and the residents of Wrigleyville.
A day after striking a $500 million deal with the city to renovate Wrigley Field and build a new hotel, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said the agreement would bring a World Series title to the North Side.
After the Cubs and the City of Chicago announced a deal to renovate Wrigley Field, eyes quickly turned to see the reaction of the Wrigleyville Rooftops Association, which did not have a voice in the negotiations and has a 20-year contract with the team that could be affected by the renovation.
Beth Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Bleachers and spokesperson for the Wrigleyville Rooftops Association, has a message for anyone who thinks the rooftop owners are leaching off the Cubs’ product.
There was no joy in Wrigleyville on Wednesday night.
No face to face talks between City officials and the Cubs today. And still no deal on Wrigley renovations and Community development.