Chicago Cubs, Wrigley rooftops square off in lawsuit today

As Cubs prospects jockey for a position on the roster before opening day, team brass is facing its own battle in a Chicago courtroom.

On Monday, the club will square off against two Wrigley rooftop businesses in the most pivotal moment since the team was sued in January by Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club.

On Monday, Cubs and two Wrigley rooftop businesses face off in court in the most pivotal moment since the January suit. (WGN-TV)
Lawyers for both sides will present oral arguments to a federal judge on the businesses’ request for the court to bar the Cubs from installing outfield advertising signs and video boards that could block their views into Wrigley Field. Even though some ballpark updates are behind schedule, the Cubs have wanted all signage in place by opening day, April 5 — just two weeks from now.

The two rooftops are only trying to stop the team from putting up signs that block their views in right field. Other rooftop businesses whose views also may be blocked by any signs or the video board in left field are not part of the suit.

But potentially at stake is the future of many other rooftops lining Waveland and Sheffield avenues that charge admission to watch Cubs games. The case has focused on the interpretation of contract language addressing revenue sharing.

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