Cubs’ Ricketts mum on rooftop deal

Construction has been underway inside Wrigley Field since the end of the season, and new manager Rick Renteria acknowledged Tuesday that it has prevented him from seeing what his office looks like.

But much of the hyped $300 million renovation project remains in limbo, with the Cubs still trying to convince the Rooftop Owners Association to drop its threat of a lawsuit before beginning anything substantial.

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Tuesday night declined to address rumors the team is closer to an agreement with two Sheffield Avenue rooftop owners whose view will be affected most by a beer sign planned for the right-field bleachers.

“There have been a lot of different ideas thrown out,” Ricketts said at the winter meetings. “I’m not sure where we’re at in terms of (being) closer or farther.”

Ricketts wouldn’t confirm only two right-field rooftops would have their views obstructed by the ad, as some rooftop owners suggest.

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