Cubs to Proceed with Wrigley Plan, Risk Lawsuits

Chicago CubsCHICAGO (AP) — The owners of the Chicago Cubs say they’re moving forward with plans to renovate and expand Wrigley Field, despite the threat of lawsuits by the owners of neighboring rooftop venues.

Team Chairman Tom Ricketts said Thursday that the Cubs will submit a revised expansion plan to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks that includes the team’s original proposal to add several outfield signs and additional bleacher seats.

He says the team’s negotiations with the owners of the adjacent rooftop venues are “back to square one” and that it’s time to move forward.

The rooftop businesses say the installation of a giant video board and electronic signs may obstruct views of the field from their venues.

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