The Cubs received approval on the new branding arch and expanding the footprint of Wrigley Field by the City Council Zoning Committee on Thursday.
The Cubs moved closer to beginning the restoration project on Thursday when the zoning committee gave the team the approval to move the outer wall of the park 25 feet closer to Sheffield Avenue. The branding arch will stretch over Clark Street between Patterson and Addison streets and will allow the team to sell additional advertising.
The additional space in right field will allow the team to add concessions and a make the Budweiser deck bigger.
The next step in the process is for the additions to “pass through the Committee on Transportation and Public Way on Dec. 10 before full City Council consideration the next day (Dec. 11).”