Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chicago City Council has approved a $500
million plan by the Cubs to upgrade Wrigley Field and make improvements to the
The renovation includes a 5,700-square-foot Jumbotron in left field, an
advertising sign in right field and a hotel nearby.
There had been contention by owners of rooftop homes across Wrigley Field that
the signage and the videoboard would affect views of the ballpark. The owners
of those buildings have revenue-sharing agreements with the Cubs. They've
threatened to sue the team if the new signage hinders their business.
"I am pleased to take another step forward in this process as we plan for the
revitalization of Wrigley Field and the surrounding area," Chicago mayor
Rahm Emanuel said. "There is still much work to do, and I will continue to
work with Alderman (Tom) Tunney and the community as we go through this
process. We are continuing to move forward on this plan to bring valuable jobs
and economic impact to the Lakeview community without using any taxpayer
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