Cubs to begin clubhouse construction in weeks

The Cubs will begin breaking ground on a new underground home clubhouse in the next couple of weeks, a team source said, starting the $575 million Wrigley Field renovation project.

The revised plan to install seven signs in the bleachers, including two video boards, was approved Thursday by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, ending a prolonged process.

“It’s a day we’ve been looking forward to for a while,” Cubs Chairman Ricketts said. “It’s great to get to the hearing and get it behind us.”

Ricketts had no date for the beginning of construction, but said the team is “moving forward” with the plan after years of contentious debate with the Wrigleyville rooftops owners. The renovation plan, which includes $375 million at the ballpark itself, will feature a major tear down and rebuild of parts of the bleachers.

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