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|City Commission to Consider Huge Signs at Wrigley
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's Landmarks Commission is set to consider the most hotly-debated part of the Cubs' $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field. That is the proposal to build a massive video scoreboard in left field.
On Thursday, the commission will discuss whether or not to approve the Cubs' proposed 6,000 square-foot Jumbotron and a 1,000 square-foot sign in right field. Or they could approve far-smaller signs that the local alderman wants.
The Cubs have said the large signs are essential because they would generate revenue needed to renovate the ball park without city funding. But the owners of nearby rooftop bleachers worry the signs could devastate their businesses, which rely on clear views of the field.