The alderman whose ward includes Wrigley Field said Wednesday that the idea of moving the ballpark’s iconic scoreboard and putting in a giant video screen was discussed and dismissed during negotiations over how to pay for renovations at the park.
Ald. Thomas Tunney, 44th, released a statement in which he acknowledged that moving the landmark manual scoreboard was one of many “creative solutions” that has been talked about during negotiations with the Ricketts family, which owns the team.
“Moving the scoreboard to left field, where a similar one existed until the 1930’s, and replacing it with a video board is just one of the many ideas that have been on the table. It was discussed in earnest by all parties and dismissed,” Tunney said in the statement.