Cubs Propose Huge Jumbotron At Wrigley

A key sticking point in the negotiations over the rehab of Wrigley Field is whether to allow the Cubs to erect a giant video screen within the Friendly Confines, with the team seeking a 6,OOO-square-foot display that would be about triple the size of the iconic center-field scoreboard, sources say.

According to the sources, who are familiar with detailed proposals being discussed during the now-daily talks, the debate is focused more on the size and placement of a Jumbotron-like screen than on whether it would be allowed at all — with the Ricketts family that owns the Cubs rejecting anything smaller than 6,OOO square feet.

“We are exploring adding a video board at Wrigley Field as part of opportunities to increase revenues for the baseball club,” said Cubs spokesman Julian Green. “One of the points at issue is the size.”

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