Neighbors balk at Cubs’ revised plans for Wrigley Field

More than 100 Lake View residents packed a meeting Monday night to discuss the latest plans by the Chicago Cubs to add signs and make other changes to Wrigley Field.

The proposal, which includes seven outfield signs — two of them video scoreboards — will be presented to Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday.

Some residents expressed concern about increased light from the signs. Carl Rice, Cubs vice president of ballpark operations, said an initial study has shown “there will be 0 percent net gain [of light] to the exterior of the field.”

The Cubs have said they needed the signs to help pay for renovations of the ballpark, but when one resident asked if the signs would be retired when the renovations were paid off, Kam Buckner, the manager of government and neighborhood relations, had a one-word answer: “No.”

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