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Wrigley Field Renovations

Big Changes Ahead For One Of MLB's Oldest Ballparks

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league baseball park in the country Thursday when a city commission unanimo...

Wrigley Night Game Deal Could Mean Big Changes For Local Residents

Posted 12.05.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Cubs' massive Wrigley Field renovation deal inched forward Wednesday when the City Council green-lit a new deal that would give the team m...

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 ...

Wrigley Jumbotron Gets OK From Landmarks Panel

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.12.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs, which waited decades to install lights at Wrigley Field and has waited more than a century to win a World Series, took a ...

Wrigley Jumbotron Still Needs Landmarks Panel's OK

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.11.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement with the city that would allow the team to build a left-field Jumbotron at historic Wrigley Fiel...

Cubs Get Approval For Part Of Massive Wrigley Revamp Plan

AP | Posted 06.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have been cleared to move forward with their $500 million renovation of Wrigley Field – except for the large video s...

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...

Battle Between Cubs, Rooftops Over Wrigley Reno Heating Up

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 06.07.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- During a concert at Wrigley Field last summer, Bruce Springsteen looked up at the fans packing the rooftops across the street and shouted: ...

Aldermen Are OK With More Wrigley Night Games

Posted 06.04.2013 | Chicago

Story by Ted Cox, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago: A proposal to give the Cubs additional night games at Wrigley Field and six 3:05 p.m. Friday starts ...

Wrigley Field Videoboard, Sign Mockups Erected

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

Story by Serena Dai, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: WRIGLEYVILLE — The Cubs, rooftop owners and Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) got a taste of a new Wrigley Fi...

A Jumbo Mess: The Chicago Cubs' Opposition In Building A 6,000-Square-Foot Video Board

Alicia Jessop | Posted 07.03.2013 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

Although the Cubs have built a legion of loyal fans over the years, the team's home at Wrigley Field remains an important component to its economic success.

Cubs Chairman Issues Shocking Threat To Chicago

Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts for the first time threatened to yank the team out of Wrigley Field — and Chicago's city limits — if p...

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...

Wrigley Field Renovation Talks In 'Bottom Of The Ninth'

Posted 04.12.2013 | Chicago

The endless Wrigley Field renovation talks are -- yet again -- said to be nearing a close, this time with an added proposal to expand the ballpark's f...

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...

With Opening Day Looming, Wrigley Renovations Remain Up In The Air

Posted 04.02.2013 | Chicago

About 200 Wrigleyville residents on Tuesday evening packed into an annual meeting the Chicago Cubs convenes with the community and expressed their con...

Alderman Denies Proposing Teardown Of Iconic Wrigley Scoreboard

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

Updated story It sounded like something of a "Sophie's Choice" for the Chicago Cubs: History, or profit. Looking to protect the business intere...

Why The Cubs Could Move Out Of Wrigley

Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago

While Cubs fans sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame," the mayor of Rosemont wants to take Chicago's team out of the ballpark — and into the folds of h...

Cubs Single-Game Tickets On Sale Amid Wrigley Reno Talks

Posted 03.08.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Cubs on Friday began selling single-game tickets to the upcoming 2013 season amid the North Side team's ongoing spat with the city concern...

How Much Did CFD's Life-saving Hold Down 2012 Murder Numbers?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Our weekly news discussion program Chicago Newsroom tackled Wrigley Field renovations and Midway privatization this week.

Cubs Reject Major Ad Deal

Posted 01.25.2013 | Chicago

Owners of the Wrigleyville rooftop businesses pitched a profit-sharing billboard scheme to the Cubs Friday morning but struck out after the organizati...

PHOTOS: Cubs Unveil Big Plans For Wrigley Field Renovation

Posted 01.21.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Cubs on Saturday formally announced their plans for a lofty renovation of Wrigley Field estimated to cost as much as $300 million and take...

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...

WATCH: Alderman Disses Rahm's Wrigley Field Plan

Posted 05.09.2012 | Chicago

An influential alderman has thrown a wrench into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to renovate Wrigley Field to generate more revenue without leaving the city...

Report: Rahm Hopes To Make Wrigley Field More Like Fenway

Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reportedly has a new vision for Wrigley Field that he hopes will help bring in the revenue that the 98-year-old ballpark ne...