Cubs Suggest Pushing Exterior Wall Back Toward Waveland

To accommodate a jumbotron in left field and minimize the amount it blocks the views of rooftops, the Cubs are pitching a plan to push an exterior Wrigley Field wall out eight feet, taking up part of Waveland Avenue.

When the Cubs expanded the famed bleachers in 2006, the exterior walls were rebuilt, with cantilevers extending above the Waveland Avenue sidewalk below.

The Cubs, according to several sources, are now suggesting pushing the left field exterior wall, the cantilevers and the sidewalk back toward Waveland Avenue. That would shrink the width of Waveland and possibly get rid of street parking on the north side of the street.

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