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Chicago Cubs Sale

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...

Tribune Bankruptcy Judge Considers Cubs Sale

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday approved Tribune Co.'s request for quick court action on the company's planned sale of ...

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...

How Zell Cost Tribune $150 Million In Botched Cubs Deal

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Oh, the tangled webs that Tribune Co. Chairman Sam Zell can weave. The long process he spun for selling the Cubs probably cost his debt-strapped compa...

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....

Sale Of Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field To Ricketts Family Finalized: Report

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Tribune Co. has reached a written agreement to sell the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and other assets to the family of TD Ameritrad...

Cubs Sale Negotiations Back On Track With Ricketts Family: Tribune

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Ricketts family's bid to buy the Chicago Cubs from Tribune Co. is gaining momentum, a week after the media company said it was "assessing other al...

Chicago Cubs Sale: Bill Murray, John Cusack, Jim Belushi Meet About Investing

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As talks with Tribune Co. grind on, [Tom] Ricketts, an investment banker who lives in Wilmette, has held separate discussions with a handful of celebr...

Cubs Say Tribune Bankruptcy Filing Won't Affect Team

Crain's Chicago Business | Mike Colias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy filing won't scrap or delay plans to sell the Chicago Cubs, the team said Monday. The team was not included in Tribune's Cha...

Cubs Will Be Sold By Spring Training: Team Chairman

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The chairman of the Chicago Cubs said Friday he expects the baseball franchise to be sold by spring training. Chairman Crane Kenney t...

Three Prospective Cubs Buyers Submit New Bids

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At least three prospective buyers have submitted a new round of bids to Tribune Co. for the Chicago Cubs, one of professional sports' trophy franchis...

Final Cubs Bids Due By Thanksgiving: Report

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Co. has asked bidders for the Chicago Cubs to submit new offers before Nov. 27, Thanksgiving day, according to two people involved in the nego...

Cubs Sale Hurt By Economy: Cuban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The economic tumult shaking the country will affect the sale of the Chicago Cubs, prospective buyer Mark Cuban said: "Yeah, it's going to affect th...

Credit Crisis Hurts Cubs Bids

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wall Street's meltdown threatens Tribune Co. CEO Sam Zell's plan to get top dollar for the Cubs -- and he's prepared to delay the sale in response. M...

Cuban Seeks Chicagoans To Help Cubs Bid

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Cuban is trying to woo deep-pocketed Chicagoans to help bolster his bid for the Cubs. The billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner used intermediaries...

Mark Cuban's Chicago Cubs Bid May Be The Strongest

TheDeal.com | Demitri Diakantonis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The next phase of the auction will begin in September after a month-long period of due diligence to include exploring the team's data room, one source...