07/11/2013 12:13 pm ET

Extra-Inning Wrigley Compromise: 2 Signs Shrink, Fireworks Snuffed


The Commission on Chicago Landmarks will meet Thursday to approve two massive outfield signs pivotal to renovating Wrigley Field without a public subsidy, but they’ll be smaller than the team had in mind.

Instead of building a 6,000-square-foot video score­board in left field, the Cubs have settled for 4,500 square feet. The Jumbotron will be 95 feet wide, down from 100 feet, meaning five feet less of rooftop blockage. The back will be tailor-made to blend in with the 99-year-old stadium’s restored exterior.

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