Wrigley Field Expansion

Cubs Restoration Plans for Off-Season Put On Hold

The first phase to restore Wrigley Field was supposed to begin this past week when the Cubs wrapped up their home portion of the schedule. When the Cubs announced the plans last January to renovate the historic ballpark during the Cubs Convention, the first phase of the project was to include a new clubhouse and improved facilities for the players along with the large video board that would help pay for the $300 million restoration project of the nearly 100-year old Wrigley Field.

As the season progressed, even after the Cubs received all of the approvals necessary from the city, Tom Ricketts stated repeatedly that the project would not begin until he felt that he had the right assurances from the rooftop club owners that they would not pursue legal action for the Cubs possibly blocking their views.

According to a report from the Tribune, “the Cubs have yet to apply for any of the city permits that would be required for the ballpark renovation work.” Cubs’ spokesman, Julian Green informed the media on Friday.

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