Wrigleyville Rooftops Make The Cubs An Offer

The rooftops would forego all revenue generated from the new advertising plan contingent on the Cubs ensuring their current views will remain protected. According to the 2OO4 landmark ordinance enacted as part of a compromise between the City Council, Chicago Cubs, rooftop owners and community groups, the “unenclosed, open-air character” and “uninterrupted sweep of the bleachers,” must be protected. Any relaxation of this ordinance, including blocking “the memorable views of the surrounding buildings,” violates the current settlement contract and ordinance. Under the rooftops plan, 100% of the revenue generated from the new advertising will go to the City of Chicago and the Chicago Cubs to complete renovation plans and address community needs such as additional police, parking enforcement and other services to ameliorate the impact of Cubs games on the community.

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