Cubs get nod to renovate Wrigley Field but without big outfield signs — for now

The Cubs got the go-ahead Thursday to proceed with key elements of their plan to renovate Wrigley Field, but not the two most pivotal to pulling it off without a public subsidy: a 6,000-square foot video scoreboard in left-field and a 1,000-square foot see-through sign in right.

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved a long-awaited master plan for 45,000-square foot of “new or existing” Wrigley signage, but withheld approval of the two biggies in the outfield. The vote on those two signs was put off until July 11 in hopes that the Cubs and local Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) can reach a compromise by then.

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