CHICAGO (AP) — The owners of two rooftop businesses overlooking Wrigley Field have filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Cubs and owner Tom Ricketts in an effort to block plans to erect outfield signs.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the Cubs of breaching the terms of its revenue-sharing contract with rooftop owners. It also contends the team and Ricketts is engaging in deceptive business practices and acting in violation of anti-trust laws.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm
The rooftop owners are seeking a financial judgment and a ruling barring the Cubs from blocking views into Wrigley from the rooftops.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Dangerous Driving Conditions With Snow Causing Low Visibility Friday
Cubs attorney Andrew Kassof says the team will contest the lawsuit and move forward with renovations.
The demolition of the ballpark’s famous bleachers is underway. The work is part of the Cubs’ privately funded $575 million renovation project.
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