Community leader demands Cubs scale back plan for more night games, signs

A Wrigleyville community leader demanded Tuesday that the Cubs scale back their request for more night games and signage at a renovated Wrigley Field, nix plans to enlarge the stadium’s footprint and reduce the height of a hotel they plan to build across the street.

Jill Peters, President of the Southport Neighbors Association, demanded sweeping changes as the Cubs prepared to show their hand on one of the most controversial elements of the team’s $500 million plan to renovate 99-year-old

Early next week, the Cubs plan to release long-awaited renderings of: a 6,000-square-foot video scoreboard in left-field; a 1,000-square-foot see-through sign in right-field; new signs on the right-field wall and behind home plate; an LED “ribbon board” along the upper deck grandstand, and 35,000 square feet of advertising on a 91-foot-tall hotel and open-air plaza.

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