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Wrigley Field Under the Scalpel

Roger Wright | Posted 11.29.2014 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Is the Wrigley Field makeover a good thing or a bad thing? I don't know. Could go either way. Depends on what it looks like when it's done. But even more then what it looks like, it depends on whether that family cares more about practicing stewardship or quarterly returns.

City Council Approves $500 Million Wrigley Field Revamp Plan

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs, who have clung to the past the way ivy clings to Wrigley Field's outfield walls, won final approval Wednesday for a ...

DuPage County Aims To Lure Cubs From Friendly Confines

Posted 06.13.2013 | Chicago

While Cubs' negotiations over renovations at 99-year-old Wrigley Field continue to sputter, another Chicago suburb is putting out their welcome mat wi...

Cubs, City Arrive At Hard-Fought $500 Million Wrigley Revamp Deal

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 06.15.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have been fighting for years to get back to the World Series. They may have a fight on their hands to upgrade Wrigley Fiel...

Cubs' $500 Million Wrigley Deal With City Just About Set

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.06.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Fans of the lovable losers have something to look forward to, after all. The city of Chicago and the Ricketts family that owns the Chicago...

Still No Deal On Wrigley Field Reno

Posted 04.02.2013 | Chicago

Though the Chicago Cubs-owning Ricketts family's self-imposed April 1 deadline for a deal has come and gone, plans for a massive renovation of the tea...

Wrigley Renovation Plans Stalled By Political Flap

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- As the baseball season began, Chicago buzzed about plans to upgrade wilting Wrigley Field. Then word spread that the patriarch of the famil...

The Scapegoating of Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts

David Protess | Posted 07.31.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Under the circumstances, the $150 million to renovate Wrigley is a great deal. If you think otherwise, that's fine. Reasonable minds can differ. But don't scapegoat -- or Billy Goat -- Tom Ricketts.

Rahm: Ricketts' Politics Won't Impact Ongoing Wrigley Talks

Posted 05.25.2012 | Chicago

After Mayor Rahm Emanuel left a news conference on Wednesday when asked about Cubs patriarch Joe Ricketts and his super PAC's proposed Rev. Jeremiah W...

Quinn: State Funding For Wrigley Renovations 'Not In The Cards'

Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago

While Mayor Rahm Emanuel has vocalized his support for carving out some of the cash-strapped city's budget to offset Wrigley Field renovations, Illino...

State Won't Pay For Wrigley Renovation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cubs' plan to use 35 years' worth of amusement-tax growth to finance a $200 million renovation of Wrigley Field -- and back-stop the bonds with a ...

Tom Ricketts Continues Fight For State Money To Renovate Wrigley

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts on Tuesday trotted out everyone from iron workers to restaurant owners, saying they will benefit fr...

Amanda Terkel

Chicago Cubs Owners Rail Against Gov't Spending While Asking Taxpayers For $300 Million To Renovate Wrigley Field | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wealthy businessman Joe Ricketts's mission to rid the country of earmarks and government waste has run into a hurdle: the request by his...

Tom Ricketts Realizes Dream: New Cubs Owner A Longtime Fan

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Tom Ricketts was cleaning out some drawers last summer when he came across an old business school essay describing his dream job. You...

Chicago Cubs Tickets Go On Sale Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's that time of year again. It's still cold, but we fool ourselves into thinking winter will be over soon. Last year's miserable baseball season is ...

MLB Owners Sign Off On Cubs Sale

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP)--Major League baseball owners have unanimously approved the sale of the Chicago Cubs from Tribune Co. to the Ricketts family. ...

Home Field Disadvantage

Ted Goeglein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ted Goeglein

The Cubs' old pile of bricks stinks of inebriated resignation. It's time for Wrigley Field to be gutted of the past and rebuilt for the future.

Laura Ricketts Is First Openly Gay MLB Owner

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Cubs have reached a baseball milestone and it has nothing to do with their century-plus World Series drought. With the team's purchase by...

Cubs Sale Cleared By Bankruptcy Judge

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — The sale of the Chicago Cubs moved closer Tuesday as a bankruptcy court judge said the team can go to the family of billionai...

Ricketts Family Becomes Official Cub Owners

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The $845 million sale of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and other assets from the Tribune Co. to the Ricketts family was completed Tu...

Chicago Cubs Sale Approved By Bankruptcy Judge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — A federal bankruptcy judge cleared the way Thursday for the Tribune Co. to sell the Chicago Cubs and the storied Wrigley Fiel...

Cubs Sale Gets Government Go-Ahead

Bloomberg News | Christopher Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. antitrust officials approved Tribune Co.'s sale of the Chicago Cubs baseball team to the Ricketts family, which founded TD Ameritrade Holding Co....

Ricketts Family Gave Tribune Company Ultimatum On Completing Cubs Sale

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After months of intense negotiations to buy the Chicago Cubs, the Ricketts family threw a curveball at Tribune Co. late last month. The family gave t...

Cubs Sale To Ricketts Family Finalized

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Media conglomerate Tribune Co. announced a definitive agreement Friday to sell all but a 5 percent stake in the Chicago Cubs and Wrigl...

Cubs Sale To Ricketts Family 'Imminent': Tribune

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The sale of the Cubs to the Ricketts family is "imminent," sources said Thursday....